Coast Guard announces award of contract for Fast Response Cutter

WASHINGTON — Coast Guard Commandant, Adm. Thad W. Allen, and other Coast Guard senior leaders will announce the award of an $88 million contract to Bollinger Shipyards, Inc., for the design and construction of the Fast Response Cutter, Sentinel-Class patrol boat at 11 a.m., Monday at Coast Guard Headquarters. The 153-foot cutter, which will be capable of speeds of more than 28 knots, will be built...