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...

DHS, Coast Guard extend limited contract relief for Offshore Patrol Cutter

DHS, Coast Guard extend limited contract relief for Offshore Patrol Cutter
An artists rendition of the Coast Guards new Offshore Patrol Cutter originally due to be delivered in Fiscal Year 2021. WASHINGTON – The Department of Homeland Security, in close coordination with the U.S. Coast Guard, granted extraordinary relief to the Eastern Shipbuilding Group (ESG) for the Offshore Patrol Cutter (OPC) under the authority of Public Law (P.L.) 85-804. ESG submitted a request June...

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,...