September 15, 2006
More Bollinger yards back at work
Yesterday, 16 days after Hurricane Katrina devastated the Gulf Region, Bollinger Shipyards reported that 33 of its 40 dry docks were operational.
The Bollinger yards hardest hit by the storm were its four New Orleans area yards, But in this past week, the company has been successful in re-opening Bollinger Quick Repair in Harvey, Bollinger Gretna, and Bollinger Algiers on the river. Ancillary services at each of these yards, such as the Electrical Shop, Machine Shops and Propeller Shop are also back in operation. These locations have restored power and services, and employees are returning to work, building the workforce on a daily basis.
Bollinger says it is looking for its fourth New Orleans area yard, Bollinger Gulf Repair, to be online in the near future. Meantime it is giving Gulf Repair personnel assignments at its other locations.
"Telephone and fax, as well as email communications into the New Orleans area are some of our biggest obstacles at this time," says Bollinger. An up to date list of contacts at each of its yards is posted on its website www.bollingershipyards.com and it has set up a Customer Hot Line at 985-532-7297.