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  • 1 October 2018
    Authorities, Industry news, Vessels

    Construction of US Coast Guard’s new offshore patrol cutters (OPCs) is officially starting after the service awarded funds to Eastern Shipbuilding Group to begin construction of the lead OPC ‘Argus’. The contract options which were announced September 28 also include funds for long lead-time materials for the second OPC, which will be named ‘Chase’. This milestone, […]

  • 13 April 2020
    Authorities, Vessels

    The US Coast Guard (USCG) has modified its contract with Eastern Shipbuilding Group (ESG) to begin construction of the second offshore patrol cutter (OPC) and acquire long lead-time material (LLTM) for the third OPC. As informed, the second OPC, to be named Chase, is slated for delivery in 2023. The total value of the construction […]

  • 21 March 2017
    Industry news

    Eastern Shipbuilding Group has brought in British company Babcock International to provide platform engineering design for the design and construction phases of the United States Coast Guard’s new Offshore Patrol Cutter (OPC) class vessels. Under the contract, Babcock will deliver a whole ship 3D model, selected systems and production support as part of the new design work, […]

  • 10 July 2018
    Authorities, Industry news, Vessels

    Eastern Shipbuilding Group (ESG) announced it has completed its final critical design review (FCDR) for the US Coast Guard’s offshore patrol cutter (OPC) program. The FCDR was accomplished on June 29, 2018, after a week of discussions, demonstrations, and design presentations by ESG’s design team to the USCG and Department of Homeland Security (DHS). FCDR […]

  • 30 April 2020
    Vessels

    Florida-based Eastern Shipbuilding Group has cut the first steel for the US Coast Guard’s (USCG) second offshore patrol cutter (OPC). The ship, to be named Chase (WMSM-916), is scheduled for delivery in 2023. The cutting of steel started the fabrication and assembly of the cutter’s hull, and ESG is to complete keel laying of Chase […]

  • 11 September 2017
    Authorities, Industry news

    The US Coast Guard has awarded Eastern Shipbuilding Group a contract modification to procure long lead time materials for the first offshore patrol cutter (OPC). The total value of the option is $41.68 million. This covers the initial order of components and materials necessary to support the cutter’s construction including propeller and steering components, marine diesel […]

  • 15 October 2019
    Authorities, Industry news, Vessels

    The US Coast Guard has been forced to adjust the Offshore Patrol Cutter (OPC) detail design and construction contract with Eastern Shipbuilding Group (ESG) after the shipbuilder’s facilities were damaged when Hurricane Michael, a Category 5 storm, made landfall in Panama City on October 10, 2018. The Acting Secretary of Homeland Security made the decision […]

  • 30 January 2019
    Authorities, Industry news, Vessels

    Construction on the first ship in a new class of US Coast Guard cutters started with a steel cutting ceremony at Eastern Shipbuilding Group’s facilities in Panama City, Florida, on January 7. The steel cutting for offshore patrol cutter (OPC) Argus (WMSM-915) was a significant milestone for the company even after it sustained damage and […]

  • 8 June 2020
    Equipment & technology, Vessels

    Fairbanks Morse has completed the build and testing of the two main propulsion diesel engines (MPDE) for the US Coast Guard (USCG) offshore patrol cutter (OPC) #1.

  • 22 June 2012
    Industry news

    The U.S. Coast Guard has released a draft RFP, containing new information for the shipbuilding industry, for the Offshore Patrol Cutter (OPC) project. The release of the OPC draft Request for Proposal (RFP) was announced on the Federal Business Opportunities website on June 15, 2012. The Coast Guard invites U. S. shipyards to participate in […]

  • 29 April 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    Yesterday, NATO Allied Maritime Command (MARCOM) welcomed the NATO Operations Policy Committee (OPC), led by the NATO Deputy Assistant Secretary General for Operations at NATO Headquarters, Mr. Michel Soula. The focus of the OPC visit was to update Mr. Soula and the committee on MARCOM’s operations and exercises. The visitors received briefings and a tour […]

  • 7 March 2014
    Industry news

    Eastern Shipbuilding Group, Inc. of Panama City, FL has been selected as one of the three finalists to design the United States Coast Guard’s new Offshore Patrol Cutters (OPC).   In accordance with the terms of the $22 million dollar Phase I finalist award cap, Eastern will spend the next 18 months finalizing the engineering […]

  • 16 September 2016
    Authorities, Industry news

    The U.S. Coast Guard has awarded Eastern Shipbuilding Group a $110.29 million contract for the production of the lead Offshore Patrol Cutter (OPC) and up to eight follow-on cutters. If the Coast Guard opts to build all nine cutters the contract will be worth $2.38 billion. The OPC acquisition will replace the service’s aging fleet of medium endurance […]

  • 17 February 2014
    Industry news

    The U.S. Coast Guard has awarded General Dynamics Bath Iron Works a $21.4 million contract for the Offshore Patrol Cutter (OPC) program. Bath Iron Works is one of three shipyards chosen from a field of eight competitors to proceed to Phase I design work on this next-generation cutter program.   The Bath Iron Works team […]

  • 15 March 2018
    Vessels

    Eastern Shipbuilding Group, the prime contractor on the US Coast Guard Offshore Patrol Cutter program, recently awarded Schoellhorn-Albrecht a contract for the design and manufacture of equipment for the cutters. According to a Schoellhorn-Albrecht announcement, the company will be responsible for delivery of deck machinery, fittings, accommodation ladder system and structural castings including the shaft strut and […]

  • 3 October 2012
    Industry news

    VT Halter Marine, Inc. (VT Halter Marine), a subsidiary of VT Systems, Inc. (VT Systems), yesterday announced its partnership agreement with DCNS to submit a proposal to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) for the design and construction of the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) Offshore Patrol Cutter (OPC). VT Halter Marine will be the prime […]

  • 15 November 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    Eastern Shipbuilding Group, the shipbuilder in charge of constructing new offshore patrol cutters for the U.S. Coast Guard, has contracted Northrop Grumman Corporation for the design of C4ISR and machinery control systems (MCS). Included in the design phase of the OPC program is a MCS land-based test facility, as well as a C4ISR test and […]

  • 13 December 2018
    Equipment & technology, Vessels

    Fairbanks Morse has been awarded a contract to build and deliver the main propulsion diesel engines (MPDE) for the US Coast Guard’s offshore patrol cutter (OPC) #2. The USCGC Chase (WMSM-916) will be constructed by Eastern Shipbuilding Group in Panama City, Florida, and the MPDE will be built by Fairbanks Morse at its Beloit, Wisconsin, […]

  • 20 February 2017
    Authorities, Industry news

    Eastern Shipbuilding Group has contracted Canada-based Gastops to provide the dynamic response analysis (DRA) for the U.S. Coast Guard’s new Offshore Patrol Cutter (OPC). Working with Eastern Shipbuilding Group’s team, Gastops will use computer modelling to simulate the ship’s propulsion system integration to predict and analyze ship performance and optimize control strategies during the program’s detailed […]

  • 28 February 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    Rolls-Royce will be providing propulsion gear for the U.S. Coast Guard’s new offshore patrol cutters, the company announced on February 28. Eastern Shipbuilding Group, the prime contractor on the program, selected Rolls-Royce equipment for the USCG OPC fleet’s first nine vessels, with an option to add two more. Rolls-Royce will supply the USCG OPC fleet’s controllable […]

  • 23 January 2013

    Coast Guard Cutter Dependable offloaded 1,210 pounds of cocaine with an estimated wholesale value of more than $14 million to Homeland Security Investigations in Key West, Fla., Tuesday. An MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew from Helicopter Interdiction Tactical Squadron (HITRON) Jacksonville, Fla., deployed with the Coast Guard Cutter Forward, noticed two suspicious vessels detected in the vicinity of Guanaja, Honduras Dec. 6, 2012. The […]

  • 3 September 2018
    Equipment & technology, Vessels

    Eastern Shipbuilding Group (ESG) has selected Optimarin to supply ballast water treatment systems (BWTS) for nine offshore patrol cutters (OPC) to be built at its Panama City, FL shipyard. The agreement with ESG will see the Optimarin Ballast Systems (OBS) fitted in the new OPCs, designed to support the nation’s maritime security and undertake vital […]

  • 17 January 2019
    Industry news, Vessels

    Leonardo DRS, Inc. announced it would provide a second hybrid electric drive system for the US Coast Guard’s next Offshore Patrol Cutter (OPC) under a contract from Eastern Shipbuilding. Eastern Shipbuilding is the prime contractor and builder of these next-generation OPCs. Under the contract, originally announced in 2017, Leonardo DRS would provide the HED systems […]

  • 7 August 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    The U.S. Coast Guard on August 4 announced the names of the first 11 offshore patrol cutters that are set to start deliveries in fiscal year 2021. Built by Eastern Shipbuilding Group, the cutters will be named Argus, Chase, Ingham, Pickering, Rush, Icarus, Active, Diligence, Alert, Vigilant and Reliance. The Coast Guard’s new vessels will bridge capabilities […]

  • 26 July 2018
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    The US Navy has awarded Saab a second contract for the delivery of its Sea Giraffe AMB multi mode radar (MMR) for the US Coast Guard’s offshore patrol cutters (OPC). Saab received the initial order worth $16.8 million for the MMR for the OPCs in October 2017. Options for further deliveries could bring the overall contract […]

  • 16 January 2017
    Authorities, Industry news

    Eastern Shipbuilding, the shipbuilder in charge of constructing the U.S. Coast Guard’s new offshore patrol cutters, has picked MAN’s 28/33D STC engines as the main propulsion for the new vessels. The offshore patrol cutter (OPC) program is the replacement platform for the 13 Famous-class and 14 Reliance-class cutter vessels, making the order the largest vessel procurement order […]

  • 3 October 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    The US Navy has awarded Saab a contract to deliver its Sea Giraffe agile multi beam (AMB), multi-mode radar (MMR) for the US Coast Guard’s offshore Patrol Cutters. The current contract is worth $16.8 million and contains options for further deliveries which could bring the overall contract value to $118.5 million. Saab’s Sea Giraffe MMR, a […]

  • 11 July 2014
    Authorities

    The Wilmington, N.C.-based Cutter Diligence recently entered the US Coast Guard Yard in Curtis Bay for drydock availability.   For the next three months, the 50-year-old medium endurance cutter will undergo critical maintenance work to ensure the cutter and its crew are able to accomplish their safety, security and stewardship missions. “Diligence is entering her […]

  • 5 September 2016
    Authorities

    The crew of the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Tampa returned to Portsmouth, Virginia following a 65-day, counter-narcotics patrol in the Eastern Pacific Ocean off the coast of Central and South America. During their patrol, Tampa’s crew interdicted approximately 2,059 kilograms of narcotics with an estimated wholesale value of $68 million. They also forced traffickers to […]