LOCKPORT, La., Bollinger Shipyards, Inc. has delivered the ROBERT YERED, the fourth Fast Response Cutter (FRC) to the United States Coast Guard. The announcement was made by Bollinger executive vice president of new construction, Chris Bollinger, “We are very pleased to announce the delivery of the ROBERT YERED, to USCG Sector Miami. We look forward to the vessel’s commissioning and honoring Robert J. Yered.”
The 154 foot patrol craft ROBERT YERED is the fourth vessel in the Coast Guard's Sentinel-class FRC program. To build the FRC, Bollinger Shipyards used a proven, in-service parent craft design based on the Damen Stan Patrol Boat 4708. It has a flank speed of 28 knots, state of the art command, control, communications and computer technology, and a stern launch system for the vessels 26 foot cutter boat. The FRC has been described as an operational “game changer,” by senior Coast Guard officials.
The Coast Guard took delivery November 17, 2012 in Key West, Florida and is scheduled to commission the vessel in Miami, Florida in late February, 2013. Each FRC is named for an enlisted Coast Guard hero who distinguished him or herself in the line of duty. This vessel is named after Coast Guard Hero, Engineman First Class Robert J. Yered for gallantry in action while engaged in military operations involving conflict with an armed hostile force in the Republic of Vietnam. The President of the United States presented Robert J. Yered the Silver Star.
Bollinger Shipyards, Inc. (www.bollingershipyards.com) is a leading designer and builder of fast military patrol boats, ocean-going double hull barges, offshore oil field support vessels, tug boats, rigs, liftboats, inland waterways push boats, barges, and other steel and aluminum products from its new construction shipyards. Bollinger has 10 shipyards and all are strategically located between New Orleans and Houston with direct access to the Gulf of Mexico, Mississippi River and the Intracoastal Waterway. Bollinger is the largest vessel repair company in the Gulf of Mexico region with a total of 28 dry-docks in Louisiana and Texas.
Alnmaritec Ltd is a modern and innovative boatbuilding company which prides itself in providing practical, cost-effective and original solutions for commercial workboat applications. Based at a historic site in the Port of Blyth on the North East coast of the UK, the company specialises in the design and build of aluminium alloy workboats for operators across a wide range of industries.