VIDEO: Eastern lays keel for first Coast Guard OPC

Face masks and social distancing were much in evidence when the Coast Guard and Eastern Shipbuilding Group (ESG) authenticated the keel for the first Offshore Patrol Cutter (OPC), Argus, at a ceremony

Forward end of Offshore patrol cutter

ESG to start build of second OPC, order LLTM for third

The U.S. Coast Guard modified its contract with Eastern Shipbuilding Group (ESG) April 2 to begin construction of the second Offshore Patrol Cutter (OPC) and to acquire long lead-time material (LLTM) for

Eastern launches first of three new Staten Island Ferry double-enders

Eastern Shipbuilding Group, Inc., Panama City, Fla reports that its Allanton shipyard last week launched the SSG Michael H. Ollis, the first of three 320 ft Ollis Class ferries for the Staten

Coast Guard issues OPC program RFI

Following the Department of Homeland Security decision to make changes in its Offshore Patrol Cutter contract with Eastern Shipbuilding, the U.S. Coast Guard has released a request for information (RFI) to gauge

DHS revisits Eastern Shipbuilding OPC contract

The Department of Homeland Security is easing the time deadlines in Eastern Shipbuilding’s Offshore Patrol Cutter contract, but only on the first four hulls. After that, it says, “The Coast Guard will

7,000 HP, Tier IV McAllister tug arrives in Charleston

McAllister Towing reports the arrival in Charleston. S.C., of the Capt. Jim McAllister the fourth in a series of four 100’ x 40’, 80 metric ton bollard pull tugboats. The tug is

Eastern Shipbuilding delivers Ava M. McAllister

Eastern Shipbuilding Group, Inc. recently delivered the escort/rescue Z-drive tug Ava M. McAllister to McAllister Towing, Inc.  The tug is USCG Sub-M certified and is the third in a series of four

Eastern delivers first FMT newbuild with Sub-M certificate

Eastern Shipbuilding, Panama City, Fla., has delivered the first new construction towboat in a long running series to be issued a USCG Subchapter M Certificate of Inspection (COI). The vessel, M/V Brian

Harvey Gulf to convert second PSV to battery hybrid

Last month we reported that Harvey Gulf International Marine had opted to convert the Harvey Energy — the first LNG-fueled PSV in the Americas — to battery hybrid operation (see story). Harvey

Eastern Shipbuilding launches Z-drive tug for McAllister

DECEMBER 12, 2018 — Demonstrating that it is very much back in operation after the devastation wrought on the Florida Panhandle by Hurricane Michael, Eastern Shipbuilding Group, Inc. reports that it launched