Posts Tagged ‘boats’

CARTOON: Magnolia Marine is makin’ waves

by Chuck McIntosh Published: August 16,2013

Tags: boats, Chuck McIntosh, Magnolia Marine

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Auditor meets with Foundation over agency-owned boats

by MBJ Staff Published: April 17,2013

Tags: audit, auditing, auditor, boats, foundation, ownership, sale, sell, state agency, tax, taxpayer

BILOXI — State Auditor Stacey Pickering has met with Mississippi Department of Marine Resource Foundation board members concerning boats owned by the Mississippi Department of Marine Resources (DMR). The board agreed to meet within the next seven to 10 days to discuss transferring ownership of two boats that were being leased from the DMR Foundation […] [...]

Trinity Yachts expanding into military, commercial vessels

by Associated Press Published: May 30,2012

Tags: boating, boats, expansion, manufacturer, manufacturing, military, outdoors, recreation, water sports, yachts

GULFPORT — Trinity Yachts is diversifying its business — expanding with military and commercial vessels. The Gulfport company’s president tells WLOX television the move was needed after the 2008 economic crash reduced demand for luxury vessels. Now, John Dane says, the company needs welders and pipefitters for about three years’ worth of work. The changes […] [...]

Waterway District sues county over unpaid membership allocation

by Associated Press Published: May 14,2012

Tags: bench, boaters, boating, boats, county government, courts, judicial, judiciary, lawsuit, outdoors, river, swimming, water, waterway

LAMAR COUNTY — The Pat Harrison Waterway District has filed suit against Lamar County for not paying its $390,000 membership allocation for fiscal year 2011-12. The Hattiesburg American reports the district filed a petition May 3 in Forrest County Chancery Court, listing the county, its Board of Supervisors president Joe Bounds and tax assessor/collector Jack […] [...]

City says new marina project moving forward despite lawsuits

by Associated Press Published: April 26,2012

Tags: boating, boats, construction, l courts, lawsuits, marina, municipal government, outdoors, slips, water sports

BAY ST. LOUIS — Though there have been lawsuits over the project, city officials said if all goes according to the plan the new $21 million marina could be built by the end of 2013. The 163-slip harbor will be just north of the CSX railroad bridge. Workers have begun on some construction related to […] [...]

Construction underway on Bayou Caddy Marina

HANCOCK COUNTY — A Hancock County marina that was hit hard by Hurricane Katrina is well on its way to a comeback. Construction has started on a new harbor master building at Bayou Caddy Marina to replace the one destroyed during the storm. WLOX TV reports the new building towers over docking spaces. “Before the […] [...]

Hornbeck lands contracts to build supply vessels

by MBJ Staff Published: November 22,2011

Tags: boats, contract, manufacturing, offshore drilling, offshore supply vessels, shipbuilding, ships

PASCAGOULA — Hornbeck Offshore Services Inc. of Covington, La., has executed definitive contracts for the construction of 16 high-specification offshore supply vessels (OSV) in connection with its latest new-build construction program announced Nov. 7. This is the company’s eighth new-build vessel program since its inception in 1997, and its fifth new-build program involving state-of-the-art, technologically […] [...]

Coast harbor expansion to get underway next month

by Associated Press Published: November 16,2011

Tags: boating, boats, construction, harbor, outdoors, recreation, water sports

PASS CHRISTIAN — Dredging for a $33-million harbor expansion begins Dec. 15, a year after Pass Christian received the grant to make the project possible. Yesterday, the Commission of Marine Resources voted unanimously to allow a permit for harbor modifications, the last hurdle for the project. When bids came in $4 million to $5 million […] [...]

Ingalls’ contracts means shipbuilder will add jobs — for now

by Associated Press Published: October 4,2011

Tags: boats, defense, employees, employment, jobs, manufacturing, military, payroll, shipbuilding, ships, workers

PASCAGOULA — Ingalls Shipbuilding contracts, which will keep workers busy into 2016, mean an uptick in employment although company leaders say the trend will remain cyclical, as seen throughout the shipyard’s history. The Mississippi Press reports Ingalls’ employees are working on nine different vessels at three shipyards, with construction on three other ships yet to […] [...]

Malfunctions may have caused deadly ship collision

by Associated Press Published: September 8,2011

Tags: accident, boats, disaster, fishing, maritime, ships

MOSS POINT — The Coast Guard said malfunctions on Omega Protein’s fishing boat Sandy Point may have led to its collision with a 660-foot container ship in the Mississippi Sound channel on May 18 that resulted in the death of three men. Capt. Don Rose, sector commander for the U.S. Coast Guard’s Mobile, Ala., sector, […] [...]

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