Bisso Completes Four-Year Bollinger Contract; Successfully Lifts USS Aquila PHM-4

Bisso Marine Company, Inc., New Orleans, La., recently completed a four-year contract with Bollinger Machine Shop and Shipyard, Lockport, La., and also successfully completed the task of lifting the USS Aquila PHM-4 to a high cradle position on the bank at the Jacksonville Shipyard in Florida.

The four-year contract with Bollinger was completed by Bisso successfully launching forty-nine 110-foot Island-class USCG patrol boats using the derrick barge Ajax.

The vessels are being used by the Coast Guard for rescue and in the Coast Guard's drug interdiction program.

Bisso Marine Company received another two-year contract from Bollinger to launch thirteen 170- foot U.S. Navy patrol boats now under construction. The launches will be done by Bisso's 700-ton derrick barge Bisso at the Lockport facility.

The USS Aquila PHM-4 was successfully lifted by Bisso Marine from the St. Johns River to a high cradle position on the bank at the Jacksonville Shipyard in Jacksonville, Fla.

The intricate task of lifting the vessel was accomplished by the 700- ton derrick barge Cappy Bisso.

Versabar Inc. of Harvey, La., supplied, tested and certified all of the lifting gear in order to meet the criteria of the U.S. Navy.

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Maritime Reporter Magazine, page 11,  Mar 1992 Jennifer Boucher

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