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Bollinger Delivers Patrol Boat
In time of heightened security, the new 87-ft. (26.5 m) coastal patrol boat.
USCG Sturgeon, built by Bollinger
Shipyards for the U.S. Coast Guard at
Grand Isle, La. Was a welcome sight.
The new boat replaces the 82-ft. (24.9 m) patrol boat Point Sal, that was com- missioned in 1966.
Sturgeon is the 36th of 50 nearly iden- tical vessels being built by Bollinger for the Coast Guard in a contract worth more than $200 million.
The Sturgeon has a 17 ft. (5.1 m) beam and a 6 ft. (1.8 m) draft. It is powered by two MTU diesel engines with a top speed of 25 knots and a range of 882 n.m. It has a crew of ten and accommo- dations for 11.
The new shallow draft cutter is designed to operate up to 200 mi. off- shore, as well as near shore. It is equipped with a larger pilothouse than
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Diesel engines tailored to meet any requirement from 450 kW to more than 100.000 kW the boat it replaces, providing 360- degree visibility with an integrated and sophisticated command and control sys- tem. It also has a stern launch and recovery system for a small aluminum boat with rubber side guards (RIB) that improves efficiency and safety over the present crane launch and recovery sys- tem employed on the boat it replaces.
Sturgeon is capable of meeting its maritime missions of search and rescue, law enforcement, marine environmental response and protection, commercial vessel safety, recreational boating safety and national defense. It is designed to work closely with the Coast Guard's future deep-water assets and all of its aircraft. The cutter is uniquely capable of providing home defense and is expected to provide added security for
Louisiana Offshore Oil Port (LOOP) and offshore energy platforms.
According to Boysie Bollinger, the terrorist attacks on the United States on
September 11 have once again focused attention on the Coast Guard and its inestimable value to our country and its homeland security. Within minutes after the attacks on the World Trade Towers,
Coast Guard Cutters and their crews were assisting in the area emergency response agencies. They transported medical aid and logistical personnel and provided security for New York harbor.
Vicki M. McAllister Delivered
Eastern Shipbuilding Group, Inc., delivered Vicki M. McAllister, the sec- ond of two 96 ft. (29.2 m) reverse trac-
Eastern Shipbuilding delivered Vicki M.
McAllister to New York's McAllister
Towing and Transportaton.
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