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Bollinger delivers cutter to Coast Guard

Bollinger delivers cutter to Coast Guard

LOCKPORT, La. (AP) — Bollinger Shipyards Inc. has delivered the fast-response cutter Raymond Evans to the Coast Guard.

Company president Chris Bollinger says the cutter was delivered to the Coast Guard's 7th District in Key West, Florida.

The 154-foot patrol craft is the 10th vessel in the Coast Guard's Sentinel-class fast-response cutter program.
The Coast Guard took delivery on June 25. The vessel is expected to be commissioned in September.

Each fast-response cutter is named for Coast Guard personnel who distinguished themselves in the line of duty. The new cutter is named for Cmdr. Raymond Evans, who was part of a rescue team that saved a group of Marines during fighting on the Pacific island of Guadalcanal in 1942.

Evans, an apprentice seaman at the time, was awarded the Navy Cross.

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