Bollinger Shipyards Survived Ida. Will Resiliency Be Rewarded?

In a little-noticed resiliency milestone, hurricane-hit Bollinger Shipyards, LLC, has notified the U.S. Coast Guard that it will deliver the next Sentinel class Fast Response Cutter early. In government shipbuilding, an early delivery is rare enough, but maintaining an accelerated schedule after a direct hit by a Category 4 hurricane is unprecedented. 

For the Gulf Coast, where naval shipyards routinely collapse under the weight of far weaker storms, Bollinger’s strong recovery after a late-August hit by Hurricane Ida, a Category 4 storm, is a major victory for corporate disaster planning, a serious approach to hurricane preparation, and the Gulf’s stronger, hurricane-informed building codes.

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