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PANAMA CITY, FL – Congressman Neal Dunn, M.D. (Florida-02) released a statement following the news that the U.S. Coast Guard modified its current contract with Eastern Shipbuilding Group (ESG) to begin construction of the fourth offshore patrol cutter (OPC).  

“The U.S. Coast Guard’s decision to include a fourth offshore patrol cutter in their contract with the Panama City-based Eastern Shipbuilding Group is outstanding news for Florida’s Second Congressional District,” said Congressman Dunn. “This OPC program generates hundreds of skilled jobs and provides economic benefits for thousands of families in our district. Additionally, this is a vital program for U.S. security and contributes to Florida’s commitment to economic opportunity. I’d like to congratulate the Eastern Shipbuilding team. I know you will do an exceptional job, and I appreciate your contributions to our district.”