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.

Australia is retiring it’s old icebreaker and will soon receive a newbuilt one;

The RSV Aurora Australis is “only” 30 years old and available for sale, or leasing. Maybe something for USCG to consider while waiting for their new icebreaker to be delivered from VT Halter Marine?

I should have explained why this thread was closed. For one the thread is from six months ago. The other reason is the second post is a different topic.

Instead of replying to an old thread with a new topic - just start a new thread.

Posts are not like physical objects where you have to find a place to put it.