US Coast Guard orders four more FRCs for $212.9 million
The US Coast Guard has exercised a contract option with Bollinger Shipyards for the construction of four more Sentinel-class fast response cutters (FRCs).
This option brings the total number of FRCs under contract with Bollinger to 64 and the total value of the Phase 2 contract to approximately $1.7 billion.
The units built under this option will are slated for delivery between October 2024 and June 2025.
FRCs have a maximum speed of over 28 knots, a range of 2,500 nautical miles and an endurance of five days.
The ships are designed for multiple missions, including drug and migrant interdiction; ports, waterways and coastal security; fishery patrols; search and rescue; and national defense.