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,...

Coast Guard announces offshore patrol cutter names

Coast Guard announces offshore patrol cutter names
An artists rendition of the Coast Guards new Offshore Patrol Cutter due to be delivered in Fiscal Year 2021. The offshore patrol cutter will replace the service’s 270-foot and 210-foot medium endurance cutters. WASHINGTON — The U.S. Coast Guard announced the names of the first 11 offshore patrol cutters: Coast Guard Cutter Argus Coast Guard Cutter Chase Coast Guard Cutter Ingham Coast Guard Cutter...

Coast Guard awards Phase II Offshore Patrol Cutter contract

Coast Guard awards Phase II Offshore Patrol Cutter contract
Notional offshore patrol cutter design courtesy of Eastern Shipbuilding Group. WASHINGTON — The Coast Guard awarded a contract to Eastern Shipbuilding Group, Inc., of Panama City, Florida, Thursday for the production of the lead Offshore Patrol Cutter (OPC) and up to eight follow-on cutters. The total award was valued at $110.29 million. The contract has a potential value of $2.38 billion with...