- Associated Press - Thursday, May 5, 2016

LOCKPORT, La. (AP) - Bollinger Shipyards will build 26 Sentinel-class fast-response cutters for the U.S. Coast Guard.

The Lockport-based company said Wednesday it was awarded a new contract to build Phase II of the ships - the newest generation of patrol cutters.

A news release says the new boats will replace ones that Bollinger built more than 30 years ago.

New Orleans CityBusiness reports (http://bit.ly/1O06WJu ) under the program’s first phase, the Coast Guard contracted with Bollinger to build 32 cutters.

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Information from: New Orleans CityBusiness, http://www.neworleanscitybusiness.com

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