United States
June 22, 2023

Austal USA hosts Coast Guard Commandant Admiral Linda Fagan

MOBILE, Ala. – Austal USA welcomed Admiral Linda Fagan, U.S. Coast Guard Commandant, at the company’s Mobile, Ala. shipyard today. While onsite, Admiral Fagan toured the shipyard’s manufacturing facilities and discussed the company’s contract for the Coast Guard’s Heritage-class Offshore Patrol Cutter (OPC).

Austal USA leadership briefed the Commandant on the company’s high-tech steel shipbuilding production line which has resulted in Austal USA’s capability to manufacture increasingly complex ships and components. The 117,000 square foot steel panel line, where OPC construction will begin in mid-2024, houses the latest state-of-the-art computerized and robotic steel processing equipment to handle the current and future demands of the U.S. Coast Guard and U.S. Navy. 

“We were honored to escort Admiral Fagan through our facility today displaying the efforts of our talented workforce,” stated Austal USA President Rusty Murdaugh. “We are excited about our growing partnership with the Coast Guard as we move into production of the OPC.  Admiral Fagan’s visit was a great opportunity to demonstrate how the combination of a dedicated, talented workforce and a state-of-the-art facility have resulted in our success, building and delivering ship after ship on-time and on-budget.”

Austal USA has delivered 30 battle force ships to the Navy since 2009 and has eight ships from five different programs currently under construction. The company is investing in a submarine module production facility in Mobile and has established ship service facilities in Mobile, Ala., San Diego, Calif., and Singapore.

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