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VT Halter to build $144M ship for Pasha Hawaii

PASCAGOULA — Shipping company Pasha Hawaii of Honolulu says it plans to add a second ship to its local fleet.

The company said in a statement yesterday it has signed a contract with VT Halter Marine in Pascagoula for the construction of a $144-million ship for delivery in 2013.

The two companies have also signed an option agreement for the construction of a third vessel with a base price of $137 million.

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