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(Revision 11-01-18): A message from our President, Joey D’Isernia: Dear ESG Employees. The majority of ESG’s workforce has returned to work very quickly despite the damage caused by the storm. Our employees are a resourceful and resilient group of individuals with the drive to succeed in the face of adversity. This has certainly been proven by their ability to bounce back over the two weeks following the storm. Our employees have returned to work much faster than anticipated and brought with them an unbreakable spirit, that I believe sets this shipyard and our community apart. Today, our staffing levels exceed 80% of our pre-hurricane Michael levels and is rising daily. Immediately following the storm, ESG set out on an aggressive initiative to locate all of its employees and help get them back on the job as soon as practical after they took necessary time to secure the safety and security of their family and home. Together with its network of friends, partners, and customers in the maritime community, ESG organized daily distribution of meals and goods to employees in need. Additionally, ESG created an interest free deferred payback loan program for those employees in need and has organized a “Go Fund Me” account to help those employees hardest hit by the storm. ESG also knew temporary housing was going to be a necessity in the short term and immediately built a small community located on greenfield space near its facilities for those employees with temporary housing needs. We are grateful to our partners and the maritime business community as a whole for their support and confidence during the aftermath of this historic storm. Seeing our incredible employees get back to building ships last week was an inspiration. While there is no doubt that the effects of Hurricane Michael will linger with our community for years to come, I can say without reservation that we are open for business and excited about delivering quality vessels to our loyal customers.
With Deep Admiration and Respect, Joey D’Isernia.
The damage caused by Hurricane Michael has affected our community and our lives. If you have not already been contacted by our Human Resources Team please call them at the following numbers:
Bob Babb: 850-814-5964
Ed Egert: 850-348-9060
*Meals & Supplies for ESG Employees:
Megan Hartsfield: 850-691-7837
*FEMA 800-621-3362. https://www.fema.gov/hurricane-michael
*All other inquires contact Steve Berthold: 850-896-9869
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Welcome to Eastern Shipbuilding Group, Inc.
Located along the Gulf Coast of Panama City, Florida, Eastern has grown to become one of today’s leading innovators in marine construction and repair. Eastern utilizes both conventional assembly methods and modular construction. This combination of techniques has made our two shipyard building facilities some of the most modern and efficient operations in the country.
Watch: ESG’s History of Growth
Business at Eastern is booming and the company is currently at never-before-seen heights in relation to the number of people currently employed and the number of vessels currently under construction. As Eastern grows, our website is also growing and undergoing continuous improvements and expansions. Please check back frequently for the latest updates and watch as Eastern continues to solidify its position as a leader in the shipbuilding industry.
Our Current Accomplishments
Eastern Shipbuilding Group Announces the U.S. Coast Guard’s Exercise of the Options for Construction of the Lead Offshore Patrol Cutter (OPC) and for the Long Lead Time Material for the Second OPC Press Release
Eastern Shipbuilding Group Successfully Conducts the Offshore Patrol Cutter Final Critical Design Review for the United States Coast Guard Press Release
Eastern Shipbuilding Group, Inc. Signs Contract with Bisso Offshore, LLC for Two (2) RApport 2400 Ship Handling Tugs Press Release
Eastern Shipbuilding is pleased to announce the delivery of the Trailing Suction Hopper Dredger, the M/V MAGDALEN, to Weeks Marine, Inc. Press Release
Eastern Shipbuilding Group, Inc. is pleased to announce the delivery of a Dual Mode Articulated Tug/Barge (ATB) Trailing Suction Hopper Dredge to Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Company, LLC. Press Release
Eastern Shipbuilding is pleased to announce that on Tuesday, August 29, 2017, the City of New York Department of Transportation (NYCDOT) Staten Island Ferry Division and Eastern Shipbuilding Group, Inc. (ESG) cut steel starting the construction of the first of three new Staten Island Ollis Class Ferries. Press Release
Eastern Shipbuilding was awarded Long Lead Time Material (LLTM) contract for the first Offshore Patrol Cutter USCGC Argus (WMSM 915) on September 7, 2017 with the United States Coast Guard. Press Release
Eastern Shipbuilding Group successfully completes Offshore Patrol Cutter ICDR Milestone for the United States Coast Guard. Press Release
Eastern Shipbuilding is pleased to announce that on, Friday, March 31, 2017, it successfully launched the Trailing Suction Hopper Dredger, the M/V MAGDALEN. Press Release
Eastern Shipbuilding Group is pleased to announce receipt of its Notice to Proceed (NPT) from The City of New York Department of Transportation (NYCDOT) for the detail design and construction of three (3) new Staten Island-Ollis Class Ferries for the Staten Island Ferry Division. Press Release
Eastern Shipbuilding Group, Inc. Delivers the DNV Freezer Processor Factory Trawler ARAHO to the O’Hara Corporation Press Release
Eastern Shipbuilding Group, Inc. Appoints Admiral Robert J. Papp, Jr., U.S. Coast Guard (Retired), as President, Washington Operations Press Release
Eastern Shipbuilding Group selected to build United States Coast Guard Offshore Patrol Cutters Press Release