Bollinger to build four more Sentinel-class cutters for US Coast Guard

USCGC Oliver Henry, a Sentinel-class fast response cutter of the US Coast Guard (Photo: Bollinger Shipyards)

The US Coast Guard has awarded Bollinger Shipyards a contract for the construction of four additional Sentinel-Class fast response cutters (FRC).

This announcement brings the total number of FRCs awarded to Bollinger up to 60 vessels since the program’s inception. The coast guard intends to procure 64 FRCs.

All four new FRCs will be built at Bollinger’s Lockport, Louisiana facility and are scheduled for delivery to the coast guard in 2022 and 2023.

Three of the four FRCs would be homeported in Alaska and the fourth will be homeported in Boston, Massachusetts.

Each FRC will have a length of 46.8 metres, a speed of 28 knots, a range of 4,400 nautical miles, and a stern launch and recovery ramp for an eight-metre over the horizon cutter boat.

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