Hurricane Michael (Revision 10-19-18): A message from our President, Joey D’Isernia: Dear ESG Employees. The damage caused by Hurricane Michael has affected our community and our lives. Our hearts are hurting for our family, friends and neighbors as we see the damage caused by this hurricane. However, we are filled with hope and pride as we see family, neighbors and volunteers helping each other through this tough time. We are currently attempting to make contact with all our employees using our employee roster. However phone service has been spotty and many employees are in temporary locations, “We would like to hear from you” so we can know if you are OK and your current status and location. If you have not already been contacted by our Human Resources Team please call them at the following numbers:
Bob Babb: 850-774-5322 (ATT)
Ed Egert 850-582-0987 (ATT)
ESG employees, no direct deposit until further notice Paychecks are available at both facilities after 2:00 PM each Thursday.
“Go Fund Me” For monetary support for Eastern Employees hardest hit by Hurricane Michael, please give. https://www.gofundme.com/eastern-shipbuilding-employee-fund
*Meals & Supplies for ESG Employees:
Megan Hartsfield: 850-691-7837
*Operations and Logistics:
Justin Smith: 850-387-6697 (ATT)
Marvin Serna: 850-520-0103 (ATT)
FEMA 800-621-3362. https://www.fema.gov/hurricane-michael
*All other inquires contact Steve Berthold: 850-896-9869
It is our mission to clean up both shipyards and get them back up and running as quickly as possible and we need to help of each employee to accomplish this task. We are making great strides each day towards this goal and the shipyards are looking better all the time. Many of our employees are back at work and more are returning every day. Once you have secured the safety and security of yourself and your family, we would love to see you back at work helping with the cleanup effort so we can get back to building quality ships for our valued customers.
With Deep Admiration and Respect, Joey D’Isernia.
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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