Posts Tagged ‘ship’

Shipfitters graduate from community college’s ‘boot camp’

GULFPORT — Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College recently held a graduation ceremony for 17 graduates of the Shipfitter Boot Camp at the Advanced Manufacturing and Technology Center (AMTC) in Gulfport. The 10-week training program is designed to prepare individuals for entry–level employment as shipfitters. Originally, 20 participants were invited to participate in the boot camp […] [...]

Corps asked to conduct study on proposed port channel

GULFPORT — The Port of Gulfport is asking the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to study the feasibility of a 47-foot-deep ship channel in Gulfport. The Sun Herald reports the corps will take public comment on the proposed study at a meeting May 21 in Gulfport. The port’s request to deepen the 20-mile ship channel […] [...]

Shipbuilder wins contract to build sixth Coast Guard cutter

PASCAGOULA — The U.S. Coast Guard has awarded a $487-million, fixed-price-incentive-fee contract to Huntington Ingalls Industries’ Ingalls Shipbuilding division to build the sixth national security cutter, Munro (WMSL 755). “Our Coast Guard customer continues to be extremely pleased with the performance of the NSC, and this contract proves that,” said Jim French, Ingalls’ NSC program […] [...]

Coast Guard says sunken barge no risk to river traffic

by Associated Press Published: April 23,2013

Tags: accident, barge, boat, boater, boating, bridge, collision, navigation, river, ship, shipper, shipping, sink, sunk, towboat, transportation

VICKSBURG — Authorities say the barge that sank after hitting a bridge on the Mississippi River at Vicksburg poses no dangers to shipping or the environment. Coast Guard Capt. Bill Drelling said today that the barge is in 80 feet of water so there’s no risk of other barges hitting it. No decision has been […] [...]

River reopens after towboat hits I-20 bridge

by Associated Press Published: April 22,2013

Tags: accident, barge, boater, boating, bridge, maritime, navigation, ship, shipper, shipping, sinking, sunk, towboat, trnsportation

VICKSBURG — The Mississippi River re-opened this morning in Vicksburg after barges hit the old U.S. Highway 80 railroad bridge. Coast Guard Lt. Ryan Gomez says that there was enough water covering a barge that sank yesterday to allow other vessels to safely pass through. After the river re-opened at 9:30 a.m. CDT, the coast […] [...]

Barge accident closes river, but flooding bigger worry

VICKSBURG — The Coast Guard closed the Mississippi River at Vicksburg after barges hit a railroad bridge there yesterday and about 30 barges broke free from the towboat “Captain Buck Lay.” Nine towboats — six bound upriver and three heading downriver — with a total of 134 barges were waiting to get through yesterday evening, […] [...]

EPA wants more information on proposed port expansions

by Associated Press Published: April 11,2013

Tags: ecosystem, environment, expand, expansion, federal agency, goods, habitat, plan, pollution, port, ship, shipper, shipping, transportation, wildlife

GULFPORT — The federal government wants environmental studies on three projects related to the expansion of the state Port of Gulfport conducted so the impact on the entire Turkey Creek Watershed can be determined. The Environmental Protection Agency made those comments in a letter to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers office in Mobile, Ala. […] [...]

Navy oceanographic ship christened, launched

by Associated Press Published: March 28,2013

Tags: christen, defense, launch, manufacture, manufacturer, manufacturing, military, oceanography, ship, shipbuilder, shipbuilding

MOSS POINT — VT Halter Marine has christened and launched the seventh in a series of new oceanographic vessels for the Navy. The ceremony was held at VT Halter’s shipyard in Moss Point. The U.S. Naval Ship Maury, a T-AGS 66, is named for Cmdr. Matthew Fontaine Maury. Maury was an astronomer, historian, oceanographer and […] [...]

Shipbuilder wins second contract for tug barge

by Associated Press Published: March 22,2013

Tags: contract, manufacture, manufacturer, ship, shipbuilder, shipbuilding, tug barge, tug barger

PASCAGOULA — VT Halter Marine has gotten a contract to build a second articulated tug barge for Bouchard Transportation Co. In February, VT Halter announced its contract for the first barge. Halter Marine CEO Bill Skinner says in a news release that Bouchard Transportation contract will allow the company to maintain a steady workforce well […] [...]

Mat Sinking Unit docks after long, extended season

MISSISSIPPI RIVER — U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Vicksburg District’s (Corps) Mat Sinking Unit (MSU), has completed an extended mat-sinking season. This revetment season included a larger than normal program with critical repairs being made to sites damaged as a result of the 2011 historic flood. During this longer, eight-month, revetment season, the MSU placed […] [...]

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