Bollinger Shipyards needed to deliver a fast response cutter (FRC) Heriberto Hernandez to the U.S. Coast Guard. To power the vessel, Bollinger turned to Cummins Mid-South, who utilised STAMFORD HCM4 and UCM27 alternators for their reliability and durability. Cummins worked closely with Bollinger Shipyards and the U.S. Coast Guard to deliver this solution. STAMFORD alternators are designed for delivering superior efficiencies in†many†marine power applications.
- FRC Heriberto Hernandez
The 154-foot patrol craft is the 14th vessel in the Coast Guard's Sentinel-class FRC 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 vessel's 26-foot cutter boat. The FRC has been described as an operational 'game changer,' by senior Coast Guard officials.
The Coast Guard took delivery on July 30 in Key West, Fla., and is scheduled to commission the vessel in Puerto Rico in October.