Hunt Valve to Provide Parts for US Coast Guard

SALEM, Ohio – Hunt Valve was awarded a purchase order to provide motor-operated valves for the U.S. Coast Guard’s Polar Sentinel cutter.

The Polar Sentinel cutter is the first of three multimission ships that will comprise the Polar Security Cutter program, which will support the Coast Guard’s missions in the Arctic and Operation Deep Freeze in the Antarctic.

“Every ship has a crucial role to play in advancing American interests at sea, and our role is to provide durable, reliable valves and other components so the crew can fully focus on their mission,” said Charles Ferrer, president of Fairbanks Morse Marine Equipment, a subsidiary of Fairbanks Morse Defense, which purchased Hunt Valve in 2021. 

“This contract underscores the Coast Guards’ confidence that our valves can withstand the toughest applications and harshest environments,” Ferrer said.

The ships for the Polar Security Cutter program are being constructed at the Bollinger Mississippi Shipyard in Pascagoula, Mississippi.

Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.