USCG takes delivery of 16th FRC the Winslow Griesser from Bollinger Shipyards
U.S. Coast Guard has taken delivery its 16th Fast Response Cutter the Winslow Griesser built at Bollinger Shipyards. The handover of the 154-foot patrol craft took place in Key West, Fla. The Winslow Griesser will be commissioned in March in Puerto Rico.
The vessel design is based on well-proven Damen Stan Patrol Boat 4708. The patrol craft has a max. speed of 28 knots and features state-of-the-art command, control, communications and computer technology.
Bollinger Shipyards, Inc., owns and operates ten shipyards strategically located between New Orleans and Houston with direct access to the Gulf of Mexico, Mississippi River and Intracoastal Waterway. Bollinger is a leading provider of new construction and other services to offshore energy, commercial and government marine markets and is the largest vessel repair/conversion company in the Gulf of Mexico region with a total of 28 dry-docks in Louisiana and Texas.
The United States Coast Guard (USCG) is a branch of the United States Armed Forces and one of the country's seven uniformed services. The Coast Guard is a maritime, military, multi-mission service unique among the U.S. military branches for having a maritime law enforcement mission.