Lockport, LA., June 25, 2007 - What began in 1996 as a
contract from the U. S. Coast Guard to Bollinger Shipyards, Inc., of Lockport,
Louisiana to build one 87-foot Marine Protector Class Coastal Patrol Boat (CPB)
with options, has led to the delivery of 67 of the CPB's, and the signing of
eight (8) more of the highly respected CPB’s.
contracting of the additional CPB’s by the USCG direct with Bollinger is a great
tribute to the Bollinger workforce, who has successfully delivered 67 quality
Marine Protector Class Patrol Boats to the USCG over the past 11 years,” said
Bollinger chairman and CEO Donald "Boysie” Bollinger.
of increased homeland security and other mission requirements, the Coast Guard
has received authorization and has contracted with Bollinger to build eight (8)
additional CPB's. The highly successful Marine Protector Class boats are
multi-mission platforms capable of performing Search and Rescue (SAR), Law
Enforcement (LE), and Fisheries Patrols, as well as drug interdiction and
illegal alien interdiction duties up to 200 miles offshore.
Bollinger built CPB's are based on the Damen STAN 2600 design developed for the
Hong Kong police. Bollinger modified the design to meet U. S. Coast Guard
requirements, some of which are: maximum continuous speed of 25 knots; patrol
speed not less than 10 knots; maneuvering speed not greater than four knots with
one engine continuously engaged; berthing for a mix of male/female crew members
of 10, plus a spare berth; maximum crew comfort consistent with the operational
requirements; provisions for stores for a crew of 10 for a five-day mission and
ability to carry, launch and recover a Rigid Hull Inflatable Boat (RIB) in seas
up to 8 feet (2.5 meters) wave height.
eight (8) new patrol boats will be nearly identical to the past 67 vessels
delivered from Bollinger over the past 11 years. They are 87 feet long (26.5M)
long, 19 feet-four inches wide (5.92M) with a maximum draft of five feet-eight
inches (1.74M). They are armed with two 50 caliber machine guns as well as small
arms. The CPB's can carry approximately 2,900 gallons (11,000L) of fuel, and
approximately 400 gallons (1500L) of potable water. The vessels are designed in
accordance with the American Bureau of Shipping's (ABS) Guide for Building and
Classing High Speed Crafts, and are capable of towing vessels weighing up to 200
8V 396 TE94 diesel engines developing 1500 HP drive five-blade propellers on
each of the boats, through ZF BW 255 reverse/reduction gears. The system
includes a slow speed drive capability to ensure that the vessels can maneuver
in restricted waters as well as tow small pleasure craft after a successful
search and rescue mission. The engine control and monitoring systems are
equipped with operational data recorders to provide performance-based
maintenance and to improve logistic support. Each vessel is equipped with a
250-gallon per day reverse osmosis water maker.
comfort is achieved through the use of four two-person staterooms and one
three-person stateroom. Each stateroom is equipped with internal telephones and
sound-powered phones as well as sinks and potable water service. There are two
water closets and two showers to give maximum utilization to the sanitary
facilities. The mess deck has seating for nine crewmembers and is furnished with
television, a VCR, and stereo equipment for crew relaxation.
the previous 67 vessels, the eight (8) newly contracted USCG 87-foot Marine
Protector Class Coastal Patrol Boats will be engineered and built at Bollinger’s
Lockport, Louisiana facility.
Bollinger Shipyards, Inc. is a leading designer and builder of fast
military patrol boats, ocean-going double hull barges, offshore oil field
support vessels, tug boats, rigs, liftboats, inland waterways push boats and
other steel and aluminum products from its three new construction shipyards.
Bollinger has 13 shipyards and all are strategically located between New Orleans
and Houston with direct access to the Gulf of Mexico, Mississippi River and the
Intracoastal Waterway. Bollinger is the largest vessel repair company in the
Gulf of Mexico region with a total of 40 dry-docks in Louisiana and