NOVEMBER 21, 2012 — Bollinger Shipyards, Inc. has delivered the Robert Yered, the fourth Fast Response Cutter (FRC) to the U.S. Coast Guard.
The Coast Guard took delivery November 17 in Key West, FL, and is scheduled to commission the vessel in Miami, FL, in late February 2013.
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, Engineman First Class Robert J. Yered for gallantry in action while engaged in military operations involving conflict with an armed hostile force in the Republic of Vietnam. The President of the United States presented Robert J. Yered the Silver Star.
"We are very pleased to announce the delivery of the Robert Yered, to USCG Sector Miami," said Bollinger executive vice president of new construction, Chris Bollinger, "We look forward to the vessel's commissioning and honoring Robert J. Yered."
The 154 foot patrol craft Robert Yered is the fourth vessel in the Coast Guard's Sentinel-class FRC program. To build the FRC, Bollinger Shipyards 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 vessels 26 foot cutter boat. The FRC has been described as an operational "game changer," by senior Coast Guard officials.