Coast Guard to open Polar Security Cutter Project Resident Office in Pascagoula, Miss.

News Release

U.S. Coast Guard 8th District Heartland
Contact: 8th District Public Affairs
Office: (504) 671-2020
After Hours: (618) 225-9008
Eighth District online newsroom

Media Availability: Coast Guard to open Polar Security Cutter Project Resident Office in Pascagoula, Miss.

  • Who:
  • Timothy M. Newton, commanding officer, Polar Security Cutter Project Resident Office
  • Ronald Baczkowski, CEO VT Halter Marine Inc.
  • What: Representatives from the Coast Guard Acquisitions Program are scheduled to preside over a ribbon cutting ceremony, which will formally open the Polar Security Cutter Project Resident Office. The Project Resident Office will be responsible for overseeing the construction of the new Coast Guard Polar Security Cutter being built at VT Halter Marine Shipyard.
  • When: Sept. 11, 2019 at 10 a.m.
  • Where: VT Halter Marine Shipyard, 900 Bayou Casotte Pkwy, Pascagoula, MS., 39581

 

PASCAGOULA, MISS. – Representatives from the Coast Guard Acquisitions Program are scheduled to preside over a ribbon cutting ceremony, Wednesday, which will formally open the Polar Security Cutter Project Resident Office in Pascagoula.

The Project Resident Office will be responsible for overseeing the construction of the new Coast Guard Polar Security Cutter being built at VT Halter Marine Shipyard.

The new icebreaker will be the first of six planned icebreakers the Coast Guard needs to meet its missions in the high latitudes.

“Against the backdrop of great power competition, the Polar Security Cutter is key to our nation’s presence in the polar regions,” Coast Guard commandant Adm. Karl Schultz said in a previously released statement.

Any media interested in attending the event are requested to call 618-225-9008 to RSVP by 5 p.m., Tuesday, and should arrive no later than 9:30 a.m. on the day of the event.

-USCG-

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