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SHIPBUILDING for national defense and commercial purposes over the span of more than 40 years. Today, the company man- ages complex government shipbuilding projects as well as commercial projects from three state of the art facilities for new construction and repair projects on the Florida

Gulf Coast.

Eastern recently built the latest ? eet of iconic Staten Is- land Ferries and serves as the prime contractor for the U.S.

Coast Guard’s highest acquisition priority, the Heritage

Class Offshore Patrol Cutter program. To date, Eastern has earned the award of construction for OPCs 1 through 3 and the LLTM contracts for OPCs 1-4. The USCG plans to award construction of the fourth cutter in spring of 2022, and Eastern is competing for Stage II of the program to build ships 5-15 over the next 15 years. The shipbuilder also serves the commercial dredge and offshore wind mar- kets, having recently been awarded a second hopper dredge build from Weeks Marine.

Easter has just completed a $6 million infrastructure improvement project at its new 40-acre Port St. Joe facil- ity to allow for vessel out? tting to commence. The com- pany has embarked on a $50 million, 15,000 ton drydock project at this facility in order to provide full vessel sus- tainment services. MN 27|

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