Trouble Ahead As Builder Of USCG Heavy Icebreaker Abruptly Changes Leadership

Our friend Craig Hooper.

Four days later, Ronald Baczkowski, President and CEO of VT Halter Marine, the contracted builder of America’s first new polar security icebreaker, abruptly resigned. Two days after that, ST Engineering North America, VT Halter Marine’s parent company, announced the appointment of a third shipyard president in the space of four years, Robert Merchent.