Coast Guard announces Offshore Patrol Cutter homeport

Coast Guard announces Offshore Patrol Cutter homeport
An artists rendering of the Heritage class Offshore Patrol Cutter courtesy of Eastern Shipbuilding Group. WASHINGTON – The U.S. Coast Guard announced today that Naval Station Newport, R.I. will be home to future Heritage Class Offshore Patrol Cutters (OPCs). “I am excited to announce the homeporting of two Offshore Patrol Cutters at Naval Station Newport, Rhode Island,” said Admiral Karl L. Schultz,...

Keel laid for first Coast Guards Offshore Patrol Cutter Argus

Keel laid for first Coast Guards Offshore Patrol Cutter Argus
Panama City, FL – The keel laying ceremony for the US Coast Guard’s, first of class, Offshore Patrol Cutter (OPC) ARGUS (WMSM-915), was held on April 28, 2020 at Eastern Shipbuilding Group’s Nelson Street facility. The ceremony was performed and recorded without audience to comply with CDC guidelines to combat the spread of COVID-19. The keel laying represents the ceremonial start of a ship’s...

Coast Guard exercises construction option for lead Offshore Patrol Cutter

Coast Guard exercises construction option for lead Offshore Patrol Cutter
An artists rendering of the Coast Guards new Offshore Patrol Cutter due to be delivered in Fiscal Year 2021. Rendering courtesy of Eastern Shipbuilding Group. WASHINGTON — Today, the Coast Guard exercised contract options with Eastern Shipbuilding Group to begin construction of the lead offshore patrol cutter (OPC), Argus, and to acquire long lead-time materials for the second OPC, Chase. This milestone,...