News & Resources
2014
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2/12/2014 Bollinger Advances In US Coast Guard $10 Billion OPC Program
 LOCKPORT, La., Bollinger Shipyards, Inc. was notified yesterday by the United States Coast Guard (USCG) that Bollinger is one of three companies selected for award of Phase I for the Offshore Patrol Cutter (OPC) program.
2/19/2014 Daniel Richardel Named Vice President-General Manager Of Bollinger Marine Fabricators
 Lockport, Louisiana… Bollinger Shipyards announces that Daniel "Danny” Richardel has been named Vice President-General Manager of Bollinger Marine Fabricators, Amelia, Louisiana.
3/28/2014 Bollinger Delivers The CGC Kathleen Moore, The Ninth Fast Response Cutter To The USCG
 LOCKPORT, La., Bollinger Shipyards, Inc. has delivered the KATHLEEN MOORE, the ninth Fast Response Cutter (FRC) to the United States Coast Guard.
2013
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2/19/2013 Bollinger VP Named 2011-2012 Signal Safety Professional Of The Year
 Bollinger Vice President-Health, Safety & Environmental Services, Jodi Satches, awarded the 2011-2012 Safety Professional of the Year Award by Signal Mutual Indemnity Association Ltd.
3/25/2013 Bollinger Delivers The CGC Margaret Norvell - The Fifth Fast Response Cutter To The USCG
  Bollinger Shipyards, Inc. has delivered the MARGARET NORVELL, the fifth Fast Response Cutter (FRC) to the United States Coast Guard.
5/22/2013 Bollinger Delivers The CGC Paul Clark - The Sixth Fast Response Cutter To The USCG
 Bollinger Shipyards, Inc. has delivered the PAUL CLARK, the sixth Fast Response Cutter (FRC) to the United States Coast Guard.
5/29/2013 Bollinger Receives The Shipyard Council Of America "Award For Excellence In Safety"
  Bollinger Shipyards, Inc. was awarded the 2012 "Award for Excellence in Safety" by the Shipbuilders Council of America for the eighth consecutive year.
6/24/2013 Bollinger Delivers Fourth Crowley Ocean Class Tug Boat
 Bollinger Shipyards has delivered the DP 2 classed Ocean Sky, the fourth of four Ocean Class tugs for Crowley Maritime Corporation.
7/9/2013 Bollinger Announces The Appointment Of Richard K. Murphy As Senior Manager
 Bollinger Shipyards announces the appointment of Richard K. Murphy as a senior manager working on Coast Guard and other governmental programs.
7/17/2013 Bollinger’s Port Fourchon Facility Reaches Milestone Of 12 Years Without A Lost Time Accident
 Bollinger Shipyards, Inc. announced that their Bollinger Fourchon, L.L.C. facility has worked twelve (12) years without a lost time accident.
8/20/2013 Bollinger Delivers The CGC Charles David Jr - The Seventh Fast Response Cutter To The USCG
 Bollinger Shipyards, Inc. has delivered the CHARLES DAVID JR, the seventh Fast Response Cutter (FRC) to the United States Coast Guard.
8/29/2013 Bollinger Shipyards Announces New Company President And New Chief Operating Officer
 Bollinger Shipyards’ Chairman and CEO Donald "Boysie” Bollinger announced the appointments of Chris Bollinger as President and Ben Bordelon as Chief Operating Officer of Bollinger Shipyards, effective August 29, 2013.
9/11/2013 Bollinger Shipyards Announces Brent Barker As Sales Representative
  Lockport, La., Bollinger Shipyards, Inc. announces the addition of Brent Barker as Sales Representative for its ten shipyards and support services.
9/25/2013 Bollinger in The News - Contract Option Exercised for Six More Fast Response Cutters
  Chris Bollinger, President of Bollinger Shipyards, announces that the Coast Guard exercised a contract option for six more Fast Response Cutters.
12/10/2013Bollinger Delivers The CGC Charles Sexton, The Eighth Fast Response Cutter To The USCG
 LOCKPORT, La., Bollinger Shipyards, Inc. has delivered the CHARLES SEXTON, the eighth Fast Response Cutter (FRC) to the United States Coast Guard.
2012
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1/17/2012 Richard "Dick" Bollinger: Last of the greatest generation passes away
 Richard N. Bollinger died at home on January 17, 2012 of natural causes. He was President of Bollinger Shipyards, Inc. from his graduation from LSU in mechanical engineering in 1950 until his retirement in 2003, and remained President Emeritus and Director Emeritus of the company until his death.
1/26/2012 Bollinger Wins Signal Safety Award
 Bollinger Shipyards president and chief executive officer, Donald "Boysie” Bollinger, has been awarded the 2011 Executive Leadership Safety Award by Signal Mutual Indemnity Association.
5/3/2012 Sparre to retire from Bollinger after 51 years in the shipyard industry
  Lockport, La., Bollinger Texas City, L.P., (BTC) a Bollinger Shipyards, Inc. facility, announced the upcoming retirement of its Vice President and General Manager, Max Sparre.
5/29/2012 Bollinger receives the SCA "Award for Excellence in Safety" honor for seven consececutive years
 

Bollinger Shipyards, Inc. was awarded the 2011 "Award for Excellence in Safety” by the Shipbuilders Council of America for the seventh consecutive year.  With focused efforts of continuous improvement, they also earned the 2011 SCA "Award for Improvement in Safety”.

8/9/2012 Bollinger announces the appointment of Charles "Skip" Bowen as Vice President Government Relations
 

Lockport, La…., Bollinger Shipyards, Inc. announces the appointment of Charles "Skip" Bowen as Vice President Government Relations

9/4/2012 Bollinger delivers 55,000 barrel OPA'90 Tank Barge to Bouchard
  LOCKPORT, La., Bollinger Marine Fabricators, L.L.C., Amelia, La., a Bollinger Shipyards, Inc. company, has delivered the B. No. 250, a newly designed and constructed 55,000 barrel OPA’90 compliant tank barge to Bouchard Transportation Co., Inc., Melville, NY. 
9/10/2012 Larry Vauclin to Retire from Bollinger
  Lockport, La., Bollinger Shipyards, Inc. announced the upcoming retirement of its Vice President Central Division, Larry Vauclin.
9/12/2012 Bollinger delivers first ocean class tug to Crowley
  LOCKPORT, La., Bollinger Marine Fabricators, L.L.C., Amelia, La., a Bollinger Shipyards, Inc. company, has delivered the OCEAN WAVE, the first of four "Ocean” class tugs, to Crowley Maritime Corporation.
9/13/2012 Bollinger delivers CGC William Flores, third fast response cutter, to USCG
  LOCKPORT, La., Bollinger Shipyards, Inc. has delivered the WILLIAM FLORES, the third Fast Response Cutter (FRC) to the United States Coast Guard.
10/10/2012Bollinger awarded six OSV conversions from Hornbeck
 LOCKPORT, La., Bollinger Shipyards, Inc. has been awarded a contract by Hornbeck Offshore Services (HOS) to convert six (6) 200 class DP1 offshore supply vessels (OSV’s), to 240 class DP2 OSV’s.
10/31/2012Bollinger Quick Repair Gets High Marks On Motor Repair Performance
 
11/20/2012Bollinger delivers CGC Robert Yered, fourth fast response cutter, to USCG
 LOCKPORT, La., Bollinger Shipyards, Inc. has delivered the ROBERT YERED, the fourth Fast Response Cutter (FRC) to the United States Coast Guard.
12/19/2012Bollinger Awarded "Significant Boat Of 2012"
 During the 2012 International Workboat Show Bollinger was recognized for participation as builder and contributing designer of Crowley’s newest class of tugs, the "Ocean Class", receiving the award for "Significant Boats of 2012".
2011
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4/14/2011 Bollinger Announces Appointment of FRC Program Manager
 

Bollinger announces the appointment of Charles "Skip" Bowen as program manager for the FRC Sentinel Class patrol boat building program.

4/14/2011 Bollinger Receives the 2010 "Award for Excellence in Safety" from Shibuilders Council of America
 

Bollinger Shipyards, Inc. was awarded the 2010 "Award for Excellence in Safety” by the Shipbuilders Council of America (SCA). The award was presented during the association’s April 5, 2011 general membership meeting held in Washington, D.C.

4/25/2011 Bollinger Presents Model of New Ocean Class Tug to Crowley
 

In a ceremony held at Crowley’s Jacksonville, Florida office, Bollinger executive vice president, new construction, Chris Bollinger, presented a model of the new Ocean class tug to Crowley’s, president, chairman and CEO, Tom Crowley.

4/28/2011 Bollinger Launches The First in Class USCG Sentinel Fast Response Cutter
 Bollinger Shipyards, Inc. announced the successful launch of the first in class USCG "Sentinel” Fast Response Cutter (FRC), Bernard C. Webber from its Lockport facility.
5/18/2011 BOLLINGER AND BOUCHARD SIGN CONTRACT FOR 55,000 BARREL OPA’90 TANK BARGE
 Bollinger Shipyards, Inc. has signed a contract for the new construction of a 55,000 barrel OPA’90 compliant tank barge with Bouchard Transportation Co., Inc., Melville, NY.
6/30/2011 Bollinger Fourchon, LLC has worked 10 years without a Lost Time Accident.
 
9/13/2011 Bollinger Safety Program Achieves Milestones
 Bollinger Shipyards, Inc. continues to achieve safety milestones changing the culture of shipyard safety awareness at its US based facilities.
9/22/2011 Contract Option Awarded for Four More Fast Response Cutters
 

The Coast Guard awarded a $179.7 million contract option to Bollinger Shipyards of Lockport, La., September 22 for the production of four more Sentinel-class Fast Response Cutters (FRCs).

2010
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2/3/2010 Bollinger Delivers 55,000 Barrel OPA'90 Tank Barge to Midstream Fuel Service, L.L.C.
 Bollinger Marine Fabricators, L.L.C., a Bollinger Shipyards, Inc. company, has delivered the M 6000 to Midstream Fuel Service, L.L.C.
3/24/2010 Bollinger Re-delivers Articulated Tug Barge Unit to Bouchard
 Bollinger Algiers, L.L.C., and Bollinger Amelia Repair, L.L.C., two Bollinger Shipyards, Inc. companies, have redelivered the double hull asphalt Barge B. No. 235 and accompanying tug, J. George Betz back into service for Bouchard Transportation Co., Inc., Melville, NY as an Articulated Tug/Barge (ATB) unit.
4/30/2010 SCA Annouces Election of New Chair/Vice Chair
 The Shipbuilders Council of America (SCA) announced today that Chris Bollinger, executive vice president at Bollinger Shipyards, Inc., has been elected its new chair.
05/26/2010Bollinger Receives Safety Awards from Shipbuilders Council of America and National Safety Council
 The Award for Excellence in Safety and the Award for Improvement in Safety for 2009 were presented to Bollinger by the Shipbuilders Council of America (SCA). The awards were received during the association's April 26-28, 2010 general membership meeting held in Washington, D.C.
06/16/2010Bollinger Delivers 60,000 Barrel OPA'90 Tank Barge to Bouchard
 Bollinger Shipyards, Inc. company, has delivered Bollinger hull # 561, B. No. 264, a double hull 60,000 BBL oil tank barge built to meet the requirements of the Oil Pollution Act of 1990 (OPA'90) to Bouchard Ocean Services, Inc., Melville, NY.
9/21/2010 Bollinger Awarded Additional Sentinel Class Patrol Boats by USCG
 In a letter received on 14 September 2010 from the U.S. Coast Guard, Bollinger was notified of the four vessel award for the 154 foot cutter design, bringing the current contract to eight. The current FRC contract contains options for up to 34 cutters.

2009
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4/9/2009 Bollinger Delivers 60,000 Barrel OPA'90 Tank Barge To Bouchard
 Bollinger Marine Fabricators, L.L.C.,  Amelia, LA, a Bollinger Shipyards, Inc. company, has delivered B. No. 262, a double hull 60,000 BBL oil tank barge to Bouchard Ocean Services, Inc., Melville, NY.
8/6/2009 Bollinger Delivers 80,000 Barrel OPA'90 Tank Barge To Bouchard
 Bollinger Gretna, L.L.C.,  Harvey, LA, a Bollinger Shipyards, Inc. company, has delivered B. No. 284, a double hull 80,000 BBL oil tank barge to Bouchard Ocean Services, Melville, NY. 
10/20/2009Bollinger Announces New Director Of Information Technology
 Bollinger Shipyards, Inc. announces the appointment of Chris Henry as Director of Information Technology. 
12/18/2009Bollinger Announces Award of Three Sentinel Class Patrol Boats By The United States Coast Guard
 Bollinger Shipyards, Inc. announced that it was awarded a contract valued at over $142,000,000 to build an additional three SENTINEL Class, 154 foot patrol boats, for the U. S. Coast Guard.
2008
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1/3/2008 Bollinger Delivers Two 28,000 Barrel Double Hull OPA '90 Tank Barges to Reinauer Transportation Bollinger and Reinauer Sign Contract For Additional Sister Ship
 Bollinger Marine Fabricators, L.L.C., (BMF) Amelia, La., a Bollinger Shipyards, Inc. company, has delivered the RTC 26 and RTC 27, double hull, oil tank barges to Reinauer Transportation Companies, L.L.C., Staten Island, N.Y.
1/20/2008 Bollinger Completes Repowering, Modernization of Tug Admiral Jackson For Crescent Towing
 Bollinger Algiers, L.L.C. a Bollinger Shipyards, Inc. facility, has completed the conversion of the Crescent Towing tug Admiral Jackson, from a single engine to a twin-engine docking/assist tug with 4200 HP.
1/26/2008 Bollinger and Martin Midstream Sign Contract For 55,000 Barrel OPA'90 Tank Barge
 Bollinger Shipyards, Inc. has signed a contract for the design and new construction of a 55,000 barrel (BBL)  compliant tank barge, with Martin Midstream Partners, LP. 
4/10/2008 Bollinger Delivers Third 60,000 Barrel Double Hull OPA '90 Tank Barge to Hornbeck
 Bollinger Marine Fabricators, L.L.C., (BMF) Amelia, La. has delivered the ENERGY 6508, double hull, oil tank barge to Hornbeck Offshore Transportation, L.L.C.
4/29/2008 Bollinger Receives Award For Excellence In Safety From Shipyard Council of America
 Bollinger Shipyards, Inc. has been presented the "Award For Excellence In Safety" by the Shipyard Council of America (SCA).
6/3/2008 Bollinger Delivers The Second Of Two 35,000 Barrel OPA'90 Tank Barges To Bouchard
 Bollinger Marine Fabricators, L.L.C., (BMF), Amelia, La., a Bollinger Shipyards, Inc. company, has delivered B. No. 233, the second of two double hull, 35,000 barrel (BBL) oil tank barge units to Bouchard Ocean Services, Melville, N.Y.  
7/7/2008 Bollinger Delivers 60,000 Barrel OPA'90 Tank Barge To Bouchard
  Bollinger Gretna, LLC, Harvey, La., a Bollinger Shipyards, Inc. company, has delivered B. No. 260, a double hull 60,000 BBL oil tank barge to Bouchard Ocean Services, Melville, NY.  
7/15/2008 Bollinger Delivers 80,000 Barrel Double Hull OPA '90 Ocean-Going Tank Barge To K-Sea
 Bollinger Marine Fabricators, LLC, Amelia, La., a Bollinger Shipyards, Inc. company, has delivered Bollinger hull #533, DBL 77,  an ocean service double hull to K-Sea Transportation L.L.C.     
9/26/2008 Bollinger Receives Award of Fast Response Cutter "Sentinel" Class From U.S. Coast Guard
 Bollinger Shipyards, Inc. was notified today by the United States Coast Guard (USCG) that Bollinger has been selected to design and construct up to 34 Fast Response Cutters "Sentinel" Class (FRC) for the Coast Guard.
2007
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1/5/2007 Bollinger Delivers ATB Unit to Bouchard
 Bollinger Shipyards, Inc., Lockport, La., and Bollinger Gretna L.L.C., Harvey, La., have delivered the articulated tug/barge (ATB) unit, tug Linda Lee Bouchard and barge B. No. 205 to Bouchard Coastwise Management Corp., Melville, N.Y.
4/13/2007 Bollinger Completes Conversions on Three Dive Support Vessels for Epic Divers & Marine
 Bollinger Shipyards, Inc., Lockport, La., of Lockport, Louisiana, has performed conversions and modifications to three separate dive support vessels for EPIC Divers & Marine of Harvey, Louisiana.
6/25/2007 USCG Contract with Bollinger for Eight Marine Protector Class Coastal Patrol Boats
 Bollinger Shipyards, Inc. built 87-ft Marine Protector Class Coastal Patrol Boat (CPB).
The eight (8) new patrol boats will be nearly identical sister vessels to the past 67 delivered from Bollinger over the past 11 years.
7/31/2007 Bollinger Delivers The First Of Two 35,000 Barrel Opa’90 Tank Barges To Bouchard
  Bollinger Marine Fabricators, L.L.C., Amelia, La., a Bollinger Shipyards, Inc. company, has built 35,000 BBL tank barge B. No 231 is the latest addition to the growing OPA’90 compliant fleet of Bouchard Transportation.
10/17/2007Bollinger Converts Bouchard Tug and Barge to ATB Unit Meeting OPA'90 Requirements with Double-Hull and Intercon System
  Bollinger Gulf Repair, L.L.C. and Bollinger Algiers, L.L.C, two Bollinger Shipyards, Inc., shipyards, have completed the retrofit and conversion of a Bouchard Coastwise Management Co., barge and tug, respectfully, to an articulated tug and barge (ATB) unit utilizing the Intercon Coupler System.
10/23/2007Bollinger Announces Promotion
 Bollinger Shipyards, Inc., Lockport, Louisiana, has announced the promotion of Jodi Satches to Vice President of the newly established Health, Safety, and Environmental (HSE) Department.
12/28/2007Bollinger and Bouchard Sign Contracts for Three OPA'90 Tank Barges
 Bollinger Gretna, L.L.C., and Bollinger Marine Fabricators, L.L.C., two Bollinger Shipyards, Inc. facilities, have signed contracts for new construction of three OPA’90 compliant tank barges, consisting of one (1) 80,000, and two (2) 60,000 barrel (BBL) units for Bouchard Ocean Services, L.L.C., Melville, N.Y.
2006
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1/6/2006 Bollinger Shipyards and Edison Chouest Offshore Sign Contract for Two 245-Foot Class Liftboats
 Bollinger Shipyards, Inc. of Lockport, Louisiana and Edison Chouest Offshore, of Galliano, Louisiana, an industry leader in the offshore service vessel sector, entered into an agreement that will propel Chouest into the growing liftboat market
1/19/2006 Bollinger Shipyards, Inc., of Lockport, La., has announced the signing of a multi-vessel contract with Rigdon Marine Corporation.
 

Bollinger will build ten (10) platform supply vessels (PSV) for Rigdon Marine, based on a new GPA 654 Class, designed by Guido Perla & Associates.

1/24/2006 Bollinger Delivers OSV's M/V Sarah Bordelon and M/V Marcelle Bordelon to Bordelon Marine, Inc.
  Bollinger Shipyards, Inc., Lockport, Louisiana, has delivered the Offshore Supply Vessels Sarah Bordelon and the  Marcelle Bordelon to Bordelon Marine, Inc., Lockport, Louisiana.
2/7/2006 Bollinger Announces Changes To Its Management Staff
  As Bollinger Lockport New Construction (BLN) continues to grow, Bollinger  announces changes to its managerial staff.
2/10/2006 Bollinger to Build 28,000 BBL Double Hull OPA'90 Lakes, Bays and Sounds Tank Barge for Progressive Barge Line, Inc.
 Bollinger Marine Fabricators, LLC, (BMF) Amelia, La., a Bollinger Shipyards, Inc. company, has signed a contract with Progressive Barge Line, Inc., New Orleans, La. for the construction of a leading edge double hull OPA '90 Lakes, Bays and Sounds tank barge.
2/26/2006 Bollinger Delivers 100,000 BBL Double Hull OPA'90 Ocean Going Tank Barge to K-Sea.
 

Bollinger Shipyards, Inc. and K-Sea sign contract for another sister ship.

5/9/2006 Bollinger Delivers the First of Two OPA'90 Tank Barges to Bouchard--Bollinger and Bouchard Sign Additional Two Barges
 Following the delivery of Bouchard’s B. No. 280 from Bollinger Gretna and the delivery of the tug Rhea Bouchard from Bollinger Algiers, the ATB set sail for Texas and its first load of cargo bound for the U.S. West Coast.
6/8/2006 Bollinger Delivers First of Four 28,000 BBL Double Hull OPA-90 Tank Barges to K-Sea. Bollinger and K-Sea Sign for Four Additional Sister Ships
 Bollinger Marine Fabricators, LLC, (BMF) Amelia, La., a Bollinger Shipyards, Inc. company, has delivered the DBL 28, a double hull, oil tank, to K-Sea Transportation Partners L.P, Staten Island, N.Y.
7/13/2006 Bollinger Announces New General Manager for Bollinger Amelia Repair
 Bollinger Shipyards, Inc. announces the appointment of Mike Toups as General Manager of Bollinger Amelia Repair
8/31/2006 Bollinger Shipyards Promotes Craig Roussel to Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer
 Bollinger Shipyards, Inc., Lockport, La., has announced the promotion of Craig Roussel to vice president and chief administrative officer.
10/30/2006Bollinger Shipyards Promotes Cindie Roussel to Vice President of Procurement, Logistics, and Life Cycle Support
  Bollinger Shipyards, Inc., Lockport, La., has announced the promotion of Cindie Roussel to Vice President of Procurement, Logistics, and Life Cycle Support for the South Louisiana based shipbuilding and repair company.
11/8/2006 Bollinger Converts Penn Barge to ATB Unit Meeting OPA '90 Requirements With Double-Hull External Skin -- Next Unit On Its Way
 Bollinger Gulf Repair L.L.C., (BGR), a Bollinger Shipyards, Inc., facility, has completed the retrofit and modifications of a Penn Maritime Inc. oceans tank barge to an OPA ‘90 compliant articulated unit.
11/28/2006Bollinger Delivers 28,000 Barrel Double Hull OPA '90 Lakes Bays and Sounds Tank Barge to Progressive Barge Line
 Bollinger Marine Fabricators, L.L.C., (BMF) Amelia, La., a Bollinger Shipyards, Inc.  company, has delivered to Progressive Barge Line, Inc., Westwego, La., its first new leading edge double hull OPA’90 Lakes, Bays and Sounds tank barge.
12/8/2006 Bollinger Announces Consortium for Future Building Opportunities
 Bollinger Shipyards, Inc. announced at the International Workboat Show in New Orleans that an agreement was reached to form an international consortium to respond to a Department of Defense (DoD) acquisition program for the Joint High Speed Vessel (JHSV).

   

 

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