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LOCKPORT, La. (AP) — Bollinger Shipyards, Inc. has delivered its fourth, fast response cutter to the U.S. Coast Guard.

Chris Bollinger, executive vice president of new construction, says the vessel is named after Coast Guard Engineman First Class Robert J. Yered, who exhibited gallantry in action while engaged in military operations with an armed hostile force in Vietnam. Yered received a Silver Star for his service.

Bollinger says the 154-foot patrol craft is the fourth vessel in the Coast Guard's Sentinel-class fast response cutter program. It has a flank speed of 28 knots, state of the art command, control, communications and computer technology, and a stern launch system for the vessels 26 foot cutter boat. It was delivered to the agency last week. The vessel is scheduled for commission in Miami in February.

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