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Wisconsin shipbuilder loses Coast Guard bid

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Marinette Marine has failed for a second time to land a huge federal ship-building contract.

The Government Accountability Office has rejected the company appeal of a Coast Guard decision to award the $1.5 billion deal to Bollinger of Louisiana.

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U.S. Rep. Steve Kagen, D-Wis., of Appleton said Marinette submitted a lower bid and the Coast Guard has never explained why Bollinger's bid was approved instead.

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