1st Coast Guard Fast Response Cutter arrives in Miami

MIAMI — The Coast Guard Cutter Webber, the Coast Guard’s first Sentinel Class patrol boat, arrived at Coast Guard Sector Miami Thursday. The 154-foot Webber is a Fast Response Cutter and will be able to deploy independently to conduct missions such as ports, waterways, and coastal security, fishery patrols, drug and illegal migrant law enforcement, search and rescue, and national defense operations...

Coast Guard Awards Second Sentinel-class Fast Response Cutter Contract Option

Washington – The Coast Guard awarded a $166.1 million contract option to Bollinger Shipyards of Lockport, La., on September 14 to begin production of four Sentinel-class Fast Response Cutters (FRCs). This option award brings the total number of FRCs under contract with Bollinger to eight with a current contract value of $410.7 million. The current FRC contract contains options for up to 34...

Coast Guard and Bollinger Shipyards lay the keel for new class of cutters

LOCKPORT, La. — The U.S. Coast Guard participated in a keel laying ceremony for the first Sentinel-class Fast Response Cutter (FRC) at Bollinger Shipyards here, Friday. The 154-foot Sentinel-class patrol boat, which will be a key component of the Coast Guard’s recapitalized fleet, is critically needed to replace the aging 110-foot Island-class patrol boat fleet. To honor past Guardians who...

Coast Guard to participate in keel laying ceremony for first Sentinel-class Fast Response Cutter

NEW ORLEANS — The U.S. Coast Guard will participate in a keel laying ceremony for the first Sentinel-class Fast Response Cutter on Friday, April 9, at 11 a.m. at Bollinger Shipyards in Lockport, La. The 154-foot Sentinel-class patrol boat, which will be a key component of the Coast Guard’s recapitalized fleet, is critically needed to replace the aging 110-foot Island-class patrol boat fleet.

Coast Guard names first Sentinel-class cutter after legendary Coast Guardsman Bernard C. Webber

WASHINGTON – Coast Guard officials announced Friday that the first Sentinel-class cutter will bear the name Bernard C. Webber in honor of the legendary Coast Guard member.