Coast Guard Cutter Healy gets underway for months-long Arctic patrol

Coast Guard Cutter Healy gets underway for months-long Arctic patrol
A crewmember aboard Coast Guard Cutter Healy handles a line in preparation to get underway from their pier in Seattle on July 22, 2019.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Steve Strohmaier) SEATTLE — Coast Guard Cutter Healy (WAGB-20) departed for a months-long deployment to the Arctic Ocean on Monday. The cutter will support multiple science missions, as well as Operation Arctic...

Coast Guard awards contract for new Polar Security Cutter

Coast Guard awards contract for new Polar Security Cutter
WASHINGTON — Today, the U.S. Coast Guard and U.S. Navy, through an Integrated Program Office (IPO), awarded VT Halter Marine Inc., of Pascagoula, Mississippi, a fixed price incentive (firm) contract for the Detail Design and Construction (DD&C) of the Coast Guard’s lead Polar Security Cutter (PSC). The initial award is valued at $745.9 million and supports non-recurring engineering and detail...

Coast Guard awards multiple contracts for heavy polar icebreaker industry studies

Coast Guard awards multiple contracts for heavy polar icebreaker industry studies
WASHINGTON — The U.S. Coast Guard awarded five firm fixed-price contracts for heavy polar icebreaker design studies and analysis Wednesday. The contracts were awarded to the following recipients: Bollinger Shipyards, LLC, Lockport, Louisiana; Fincantieri Marine Group, LLC, Washington, District of Columbia; General Dynamics/National Steel and Shipbuilding Company, San Diego, California; Huntington...