LOCKPORT (AP) — Lockport-based Bollinger Shipyards Inc. will receive $250 million from the federal government to build six Fast Response Cutters for the Coast Guard.
U.S. Senator Mary L. Landrieu, D-La., chair of the Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee, said Friday the funding for these vessels was included in the FY 2012 federal spending bill.
Landrieu said the funding was part of a total $8.9 billion in discretionary funding allocated to the Coast Guard in the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s budget. The six boats to be built by Bollinger will be home-ported in San Juan, Puerto Rico. She says the funding is expected to create 800 jobs.