• 2021 October 19 15:13

    Bollinger celebrates commissioning of 45th Fast Response Cutter USCGC Emlen Tunnel

    Representatives from Bollinger Shipyards LLC joined senior U.S. Coast Guard officials at USCG Sector Delaware Bay in Philadelphia, PA for the commissioning of one of the newest Sentinel-class Fast Response Cutters (“FRC”), USCGC EMLEN TUNNELL, according to the company's release.

    Named in honor of Coast Guard hero and NFL great Emlen Tunnell, the cutter is the fourth of six FRCs to be home-ported in Manama, Bahrain, which will replace the aging 110’ Island Class Patrol Boats, built by Bollinger Shipyards 30 years ago, supporting the Patrol Forces Southwest Asia (PATFORSWA), the U.S. Coast Guard’s largest overseas presence outside the United States.

    Present at the ceremony were Adm. Karl Schultz, Commandant of the United States Coast Guard, who presided over the ceremony, as well as other senior Coast Guard officials, members of the Tunnel family and representatives from the National Football League and Pro Football Hall of Fame.

    The U.S. Coast Guard took delivery of the 154-foot USCGC EMLEN TUNNELL in Key West, Florida in July of this year. The cutter is the 168th vessel Bollinger has delivered to the Coast Guard over a 35-year period and the 45th FRC delivered under the current program. Notably, the majority of the build occurred despite the COVID-19 global pandemic and six named storms impacting the Gulf region last year, all of which affected Louisiana and two of which made landfall in the state as hurricanes, including Hurricane Laura – a Category 4 storm tied with this year’s Hurricane Ida as the strongest to hit the state since the Great Storm of 1856. Despite these challenges, Bollinger undertook precautions to ensure the health and safety of employees and maintained its record of on-time deliveries to the Coast Guard.

    Earlier this year, Bollinger submitted its proposal to the United States Coast Guard to build Stage 2 of the Heritage-class Offshore Patrol Cutter (OPC) program. If chosen, Bollinger would construct and deliver a total of 11 vessels to the U.S. Coast Guard over the next decade, helping to sustain the Bollinger workforce through 2031. Offshore Patrol Cutters (OPCs) will provide the majority of offshore presence for the Coast Guard’s cutter fleet, bridging the capabilities of the 418-foot national security cutters, which patrol the open ocean, and the Bollinger-built 154-foot FRCs, which serve closer to shore. The OPCs will conduct missions including law enforcement, drug and migrant interdiction, search and rescue, and other homeland security and defense operations.

    About the Fast Response Cutter Platform

    The FRC is an operational “game changer,” according to senior Coast Guard officials. FRCs are consistently being deployed in support of the full range of missions within the United States Coast Guard and other branches of our armed services. This is due to its exceptional performance, expanded operational reach and capabilities, and ability to transform and adapt to the mission. FRCs have conducted operations as far as the Marshall Islands—a 4,400 nautical mile trip from their homeport. Measuring in at 154-feet, FRCs have a flank speed of 28 knots, state of the art C4ISR suite (Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance), and stern launch and recovery ramp for a 26-foot, over-the-horizon interceptor cutter boat.

    About Bollinger Shipyards LLC

    Bollinger Shipyards LLC has a 75-year legacy as a leading designer and builder of high performance military patrol boats and salvage vessels, research vessels, ocean-going double hull barges, offshore oil field support vessels, tugboats, rigs, lift boats, inland waterways push boats, barges, and other steel and aluminum products from its new construction shipyards as part of the U. S. industrial base. Bollinger has 11 shipyards, all 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.


2024 July 13

14:11 PSA Group and Singapore mitigate impact of global supply chain disruptions
12:23 NREL: Offshore wind turbines offer path for clean hydrogen production
10:06 MMMCZCS releases a technical, environmental, and techno-economic analysis of the impacts of vessels preparation and conversion

2024 July 12

18:00 Qingdao Port International to buy oil terminal assets for $1.30 billion
17:36 Saipem signs framework agreement with bp for offshore activities in Azerbaijan
17:06 AG&P LNG and BK LNG Solution signs an agreement to bring BKLS's first LNG spot cargo into China
16:31 Allseas removes final Brent platform with historic lift
15:58 ZPMC Qidong Marine Engineering launches the world’s largest FPSO bow section for Petrobras
15:25 MSC acquires Gram Car Carriers
14:58 ABP boosts marine capability through pilot launch upgrades
14:34 Fincantieri receives ISO 31030 attestation from RINA
13:52 Second new dual-fuel fast Ro-Pax ferry to enter service for Balearia after successful sea trials
13:24 ADNOC deploys AIQ’s world-first RoboWell AI solution in offshore operations
12:59 ABS issues AIP for new gangway design from Pengrui and COSCO
11:38 Port of Long Beach data project receives $7.875 mln to speed goods delivery
11:15 ZeroNorth to provide its eBDN solution on 12 barges operated by Vitol Bunkers in Singapore
10:46 Seatrium secures customer contract agreement from Teekay Shipping for the repairs and upgrades of a fleet of vessels
10:14 Liquid Wind and Uniper enter into strategic partnership to accelerate the development of eFuels

2024 July 11

18:06 Yanmar and Amogy to explore ammonia-to-hydrogen integration for decarbonized marine power
17:36 COSCO Shipping receives first 7500 CEU LNG dual-fuel PCTC
17:06 Monjasa adds two tankers and targeting West Africa’s offshore industry
16:34 Biden administration announces funding for 15 small shipyards in 12 states
16:10 Iran's Ports and Maritime Organization attracts nearly $1.7bln of investment in ports, maritime sector
15:52 The added value of Chinese port cities up to US$869.05 bln in 2023
15:25 HD Hyundai becomes first Korean shipbuilder to sign MSRA with US Navy
13:41 NovaAlgoma orders the world’s largest cement carrier
13:21 Steerprop selected to provide comprehensive propulsion systems for world's largest cable-laying vessel
12:41 Integrated Wartsila propulsion package supports decarbonisation and efficiency goals for James Fisher tankers
12:36 MABUX: Bunker Outlook, Week 28, 2024
12:10 Valencia Port Authority signs an agreement with C.N.E. Hydrogen and Fuel Cells to promote hydrogen research
11:41 Long Beach, Los Angeles ports partner for zero-emissions future
11:16 Iraq to establish maritime single window for major ports
10:46 James Fisher completes its largest decommissioning project to date

2024 July 10

18:00 MET Group secures long-term US LNG source from Shell
17:36 bp, Mitsui, Shell and TotalEnergies join to ADNOC’s Ruwais LNG project
17:06 HD Hyundai Samho extends a pier at its shipyard in Yeongam, South Jeolla
16:45 Panama Canal plans new $1.6bn reservoir to address water shortages
16:25 Ocean Power Technologies signs agreement with AltaSea to advance wave power projects
15:52 WinGD completes type approval testing for new short-stroke engine size
15:32 PIL has the most reliable schedule among the top 12 container lines in Q2 2024
14:56 Fincantieri celebrates the keel laying of the first ultra-luxury vessel for Four Seasons Yachts at the shipyard in Ancona
14:20 Ningbo-Zhoushan port sees 8.4% container volume growth in H1
13:43 MOL announces delivery of bulk carrier Green Winds, 2nd vessel equipped with wind challenger hard sail propulsion system
13:23 BHP, Pan Pacific Copper and Norsepower deploy wind-assisted propulsion technology on vessel that set sail this month
12:43 MEYER WERFT to build Disney Wish-сlass сruise ship for Oriental Land Company to operate in Japan
12:25 South African Maritime Safety Authority try to rescue a cargo ship that ran aground on Cape west coast
11:50 SAAM Terminals partners with Next Port AI to boost digital solutions in ports
11:10 HD Korea Shipbuilding launches translation service for foreign workers
10:41 Kelvin Hughes awarded second phase VTS Radar System contract by Port of Marseille Fos
10:07 Hengli Group to invest an additional 9.2 billion RMB to build the Hengli Heavy Industry Industrial Park
09:46 X-Press Feeders starts Europe’s first feeder network powered by green methanol

2024 July 9

18:04 A historical replica of the Russian frigate Shtandart was denied access to Finistère ports
17:26 Freight rates for VLCC from the US to the key Asian market down more than 20 per cent since late May
17:06 Boskalis to acquire all remaining shares in Smit Lamnalco
16:42 Gautam Adani plans to build ships at Mundra Port
16:19 Singapore port congestion threatens to gum up global trade
15:56 Eastern Shipbuilding awarded contract to construct four escort tugs for Saltchuk
15:39 Ports in Texas assess the damage from Hurricane Beryl
14:12 Berge Bulk announced the successful installation of four emissions-reducing Rotor Sails on the Valemax ore carrier
13:54 Wartsila simulators to support Singapore's Wavelink Maritime Institute with preparing crew for shipping's sustainable fuels
13:24 MPA and NYK form partnership to advance maritime sustainability, digitalisation and manpower development
12:43 H-LINE Shipping takes delivery of LNG-fueled 7,000 CEU car carrier
12:12 Value Maritime to decarbonise two ForestWave general cargo sister ships
11:42 DNV rules create new in-operation class framework, enable hydrogen vessels and on-board carbon capture
10:45 Danaos orders five container vessels with an aggregate price of $509 million
10:14 GTT Strategic Ventures invests in Seaber.io, specialising in the digitalisation of bulk shipping

2024 July 8

18:02 Port of Hamburg named "Best Global Seaport"
17:30 Amsterdam will reduce number of sea cruises by half in 2026 and aims for the terminal to leave the city in 2035
17:10 Pantheon Tankers ship damaged after hitting reef off the Cayman Islands
16:48 Fratelli Cosulich orders two chemical bunkering tankers at Taizhou Maple Leaf Shipbuilding