Eastern Shipbuilding achieves OPC milestone

JULY 26, 2017—The Offshore Patrol Cutter (OPC) Program reached another milestone on July 21 when Eastern Shipbuilding Group, Panama City, FL, completed its Initial Critical Design Review (ICDR) with the U.S. Coast

New USCG cutter to feature MAN Diesel engines

JANUARY 16, 2017—The U.S. Coast Guard new Offshore Patrol Cutter (OPC) will have MAN’s 28/33D STC engines installed as the main propulsion. Lex Nijsen, Head of Four-Stroke Marine, MAN Diesel & Turbo,

Keep it quiet: NCE gets OPC contract

OCTOBER 26, 2016—The U.S. Coast Guard’s new Offshore Patrol Cutter (OPC) will go quietly into the night—and in the day—thanks to work by Noise Control Engineering, LLC (NCE), Billerica, MA. The OPCs

Eastern Shipbuilding gets go ahead on OPC contract

OCTOBER 6, 2016 —The U.S. Coast Guard moved forward with the offshore patrol cutter acquisition yesterday by issuing a notice to proceed to the detail design and construction phase (Phase II). The

Eastern wins massive USCG Offshore Patrol Cutter contract

SEPTEMBER 15, 2016 — Eastern Shipbuilding, Panama City, FL, has beaten out Bollinger Shipyards and Bath Iron Works to win the contract to build the U.S. Coast Guard’s Offshore Patrol Cutters. U.S.

GAO releases OPC bid protest decision

JUNE 23, 2014 — As we reported earlier, the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) on June 2, 2014, issued a bid protest decision that upheld the U.S. Coast Guard’s award of three

Eastern says it’s “perfect place” to build OPC

FEBRUARY 14, 2014 — Eastern Shipbuilding Group, Inc., Panama City, FL, one of the three shipbuilders selected as a Phase I finalist for the Coast Guard’s Offshore Patrol Cutter (OPC) program says

Bollinger Shipyards issues statement on OPC contract award

FEBRUARY 13, 2014—Chris Bollinger, President of Bollinger Shipyards, Inc., one of the most experienced shipbuilders of U.S. Coast Guard cutters, said in a statement that being selected as one of three companies

USCG awards Bollinger, Eastern and Bath OPC contracts

FEBRUARY 11, 2014—In the first phase of a two-phase process, the U.S. Coast Guard awarded three firm fixed-price contracts for preliminary and contract design for the Offshore Patrol Cutter (OPC) acquisition project.  

VT Halter teams with DCNS for OPC program bid

OCTOBER 2, 2012 —  VT Halter Marine, Inc. has announced a partnership agreement with France’s DCNS to submit a proposal to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) for the design and construction