Bollinger Shipyards has delivered the HERIBERTO HERNANDEZ, the 14th Fast Response Cutter (FRC) to the United States Coast Guard, the shipbuilding company said on Thursday. The announcement was made by Bollinger’s President & C.E.O., Ben Bordelon. "We are very pleased to announce the delivery of the latest FRC built by Bollinger Shipyards, the HERIBERTO HERNANDEZ, to the 7th Coast Guard District in Puerto Rico. We are looking forward to honoring and celebrating the heroic acts of Hernandez at the vessel’s commissioning.” The 154 foot patrol craft HERIBERTO HERNANDEZ is the 14th vessel in the Coast Guard's Sentinel-class FRC program. To build the FRC, Bollinger used a proven, in-service parent craft design based on the Damen Stan Patrol 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 vessel’s 26 foot cutter boat. The FRC has been described as an operational "game changer,” by senior Coast Guard officials. The Coast Guard took delivery on July 30, 2015 in Key West, Florida, and is scheduled to commission the vessel in Puerto Rico during October, 2015.Each FRC is named for an enlisted Coast Guard hero who distinguished him or herself in the line of duty.
apanese shipbuilder Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding (MES) delivered a 60,000 dwt type bulk carrier MV Elbabe to Liberia’s Mangusta Maritime Ltd, in a ceremony held at its Chiba Works on July 31, 2015.
This is the third ship of the shipbuilder’s ”neo60BC” eco-ship design, capable of accommodating up to 24 persons and sailing at the speed of up to 14.5 knots.
The 60,438 dwt Elbabe is 200 meters in length, 32.25m in breadth, with a depth of 18.5m. It has four cranes and five cargo holds.
The ship has low sulfur fuel oil tanks designed for operation in ECAs (Emission Control Areas).
The bulker is classed by NK, and is designed in accordance with IACS Common Structural Rules.
Bulk carrier Juno with mechanical problems off Longueuil
Bulk carrier JUNO had mechanical problems on Aug 2 at around 1830 LT while sailing the Seaway off Longueuil, and had to anchor, reports Great Lakes and Seaway Shipping. Two tugs later towed her down the Seaway, two other vessels were delayed. At 0520 UTC Aug 3 JUNO was finally anchored in Montreal.