• 2017 April 21 10:42

    Bollinger delivers the 23rd FRC to USCG

    Bollinger Shipyards has delivered the USCGC BENJAMIN DAILEY, the 23rd Fast Response Cutter (FRC) to the U.S. Coast Guard. The Coast Guard took delivery on April 20, 2017 in Key West, Florida and the vessel’s commissioning is scheduled for July 4, 2017 in Pascagoula, MS, the shipbuilding company said Thursday.

    "We are pleased to announcethe delivery of the latest FRC, the USCGC BENJAMIN DAILEY,” said Ben Bordelon, Bollinger President & C.E.O. "This FRC built by Bollinger Shipyards will be stationed in Pascagoula, MS. FRCs already in commission stationed in the mid-Atlantic and the South Eastern U.S. have seized multiple tons of narcotics, interdicted thousands of illegal aliens and saved many lives. In just one case, on February 28, 2017 the Coast Guard announced that the Coast Guard Cutter JOSEPH NAPIER, a Bollinger built FRC, had seized 4.2 tons of cocaine in international waters north of Paramaribo, Suriname, in the Atlantic Ocean.

    The FRC program is a model program for government acquisition and has surpassed all historical quality benchmarks for vessels of this type and complexity. The results are the delivery of truly extraordinary Coast Guard cutters that will serve our Nation for decades to come. We are extremely proud that the Fast Response Cutters built locally on the bayou by Louisiana craftsmen are having such a major impact on our nation’s security. We at Bollinger Shipyards are looking forward to hearing of the heroic exploits of the USCGC BENJAMIN DAILEY as it joins the Coast Guard’s operational fleet.”

    The 154 foot patrol craft USCGC BENJAMIN DAILEY is the 23rd vessel in the Coast Guard's Sentinel-class FRC program. The FRC has been described as an operational "game changer,” by senior Coast Guard officials. This will be the first FRC to be stationed in the 8th Coast Guard District in Pascagoula, MS. Previous cutters have been stationed in Florida, San Juan, PR, Cape May, NJ and Ketchikan, AK. To build the FRC, Bollinger used a proven, in-service parent craft design based on the DAMEN Stan Patrol Boat 4708. It has a flank speed of 28 knots, state of the art command, control, communications and computer technology, and a stern launch system for the vessel’s 26 foot cutter boat.

    Each FRC is named for an enlisted Coast Guard hero who distinguished him or herself in the line of duty. This vessel is named after Coast Guard Hero Benjamin Dailey. Dailey, Keeper of the Cape Hatteras Life-Saving Station, was awarded the Gold Lifesaving Medal on April 24, 1885 for his exceptional bravery in one of the most daring rescues by the Life-Saving Service.

    Bollinger Shipyards LLC is a leading designer and builder of fast military patrol boats, ocean-going double hull barges, offshore oil field support vessels, tug boats, rigs, liftboats, inland waterways push boats, barges, and other steel and aluminum products from its new construction shipyards. Bollinger has 10 shipyards and all are strategically located throughout Louisiana with direct access to the Gulf of Mexico, Mississippi River and the Intracoastal Waterway. Bollinger is the largest vessel repair company in the Gulf of Mexico region.




2017 April 28

18:20 SCF Group recognized at 2016 Marine Money awards for USD 750-million Eurobond issue
18:11 ABP Humber appoints Chris Bowlas as new Head of Commercial
18:01 Kiel Ostuferhafen expansion enters fifth phase
17:58 Norwegian Сruise Line takes delivery of first purpose-built ship for China
17:50 Bunker prices sink at the port of Novorossiysk, Russia (graph)
17:27 Ships of RF Navy’s Pacific Fleet take part in exercises
17:03 Container Terminal Saint-Petersburg handled 157,600 TEUs in QI’2017, up 7.8% Y-o-Y
16:42 Skangas wins framework agreement for LNG supply
16:18 FESCO opens Kuntsevo-2 to refrigerated containers
16:00 Throughput of Taganrog Commercial Sea Port up 38% to 320,000 t in QI’2017
15:34 Throughput of Multipurpose Reloading Complex (Ust-Luga) up 30% to 1.28 mln t in QI’2017
15:10 Tuco presents new light dive boat - LDV Light Diving Vessel
14:51 IMO arranged a series of national workshops focused on biofouling
14:35 Multipurpose Reloading Complex (Ust-Luga) increased financing of its development programme by 41%
14:12 Gazprom posts IFRS net profit of RUB 951.6 bln in 2016 (up 21%, year-on-year)
13:47 Training course aimed at assessment of seafarer competence is being held in Shanghai
13:23 Andrei Iovlev appointed as Harbour Master of Rostov-on-Don port (photo)
12:59 Throughput of Tuapse Commercial Seaport up 1.5% to 4.24 mln t in QI’2017
12:28 Throughput of Sea Port of Saint-Petersburg up 4.6% to 1.8 mln t in QI’2017
12:01 Keppel Shipyard to deliver twelfth FPSO to BW Offshore
11:44 Volga-Baltic transit to be opened from April 30
11:36 Maersk Line and Hamburg Süd sale and purchase agreement approved
10:57 Roman Chesnokov appointed as head of Administration of IWW's Ob-Irtysh Basin
10:25 Vympel Shipyard launches yet another Grachonok-class boat of Project 21980 (photo)
10:02 Kiel Ostuferhafen expansion enters fifth phase
09:39 Baltic Dry Index up to 1,134 points
09:18 Indicative bunker prices go down at the port of Saint-Petersburg, Russia (graph)

2017 April 27

18:41 MacGregor divests Woodfield Systems
18:04 ABS awarded the Offshore & Marine Engineering Award
17:58 IMO joined the 3rd Pacific Regional Energy and Transport Ministerial Meeting
17:40 DHT Holdings announces receipt of unimproved proposal from Frontline
17:35 AIDAdiva kicks off the cruise season in Rostock-Warnemünde
17:20 IMO’s Legal Committee is expected to consider adopting a resolution to encourage ratification and implementation of 2010 HNS Convention
17:04 Swire Pacific Offshore wins Excellence in Manpower Training and Development award
16:49 Rasul Sultanov appointed as Chairman of Astrakhan Region Government (photo)
16:34 Bentec enters the substantial North American oilfield equipment market
16:18 SCF Group recognized at 2016 Marine Money awards for USD 750-million Eurobond issue
16:04 Seabourn and ACTA announce Corporate Partnership agreement through 2017
15:58 Record number of cruise passengers spend 63 million euro in Stockholm
15:41 Hyundai Heavy Industries posts profits of 618.7 bln won for 1Q 2017
15:40 AIDA Cruises takes delivery of AIDAperla in Nagasaki from Mitshubishi Heavy Industries
15:30 Keppel FloaTEC secures engineering and construction support services contract for first Tension Leg Wellhead Production Platform in Vietnam
15:04 Deltamarin’s bulk carrier design shortlisted for Nor-Shipping Awards
15:04 Prosafe awarded Johan Sverdrup contract
14:41 IMO Secretary-General speaks at the 1st Assembly of the International Hydrographic Organization
14:18 IMO attended International Forum on Seafarers' Education, Training & Crewing
13:57 Record number of visitors at Intermodal Asia 2017
13:52 Global bunker market: the volatility remains, expert says
13:29 NOVATEK and Rosneft confirm plans on implementation of projects in Murmansk Region – Marina Kovtun
13:02 ShipRight FastTrack(FT) enables ship designers to cope with the demand for increased FE Analysis scope
12:37 MAN Diesel & Turbo presents new high-pressure SCR for two-stroke engines
12:16 DP World reports 5.7% gross volume growth in first quarter of 2017
12:13 Bunker prices are flat staying high at the Far East ports of Russia (graph)
11:50 RF Transport Ministry suggests NSRA reorganization and authorization for additional functions (photo)
11:05 Vitaly Klyuev forecasts up to 50 large ships and 200 service fleet units to operate permanently on NSR in years ahead
10:42 NIBULON’s fleet will be increased significantly
10:18 HH Ferries Group has docked Tycho Brahe for completion of battery conversion
09:56 Brent Crude futures price down 0.42% to $52.19, Light Sweet Crude – down 0.52% to $49.36
09:34 LUKOIL BoD recommended 2016 dividends distribution in the amount of RUB 120 per ordinary share
09:19 Baltic Dry Index down to 1,147 points