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First students in maritime training academy expected this summer

PASCAGOULA — Officials say classes should be underway inside Ingalls Shipbuilding’s Haley Reeves Barbour Maritime Training Academy by the end of summer. President Irwin Edenzon tells The Mississippi Press the academy, funded through a Hurricane Katrina community development block grant, is meant to provide a skilled workforce and will help Ingalls expand its two- to […] [...]

Shipbuilder gets massive floating dock as part of expansion

PASCAGOULA — A 12,000-metric-ton floating dry dock has arrived at VT Halter Marine’s south yard in Pascagoula. Bill Skinner, CEO of VT Halter Marine, says in a news release that the dry dock is part of an overall expansion at the south yard. VT Halter Marine is adding a repair facility for semi-submersible drilling rigs […] [...]

Shipbuilder to hold ceremony for Coast Guard cutter

PASCAGOULA — Ingalls Shipbuilding will hold a keel authentication Friday in Pascagoula for its fifth U.S. Coast Guard National Security Cutter James (WMSL 754). Ingalls President Irwin F. Edenzon and David Blackburn, director of the USCG Project Resident Office Gulf Coast, are scheduled to speak at the 10 a.m. event at the shipyard. The security […] [...]

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 […] [...]

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 […] [...]

Navy oceanographic ship christened, launched

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

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 […] [...]

VT Halter lands contract to build tug barge

PASCAGOULA — VT Halter Marine has gotten a contract to build an articulated tug barge for Bouchard Transportation Co. The contract includes an option for a second tug. Halter Marine officials say the option must be exercised within 60 days of the initial contract award. Halter Marine CEO Bill Skinner says in a news release […] [...]

Shipbuilder starts construction on expansion; adding 400 jobs

PASCAGOULA — VT Halter Marine has started construction on a new multimillion-dollar ship repair facility at the company’s Pascagoula yard. Gov. Phil Bryant and company officials say the expansion at the Bayou Casotte shipyard will create 400 new jobs. The company has three ship construction facilities, all located in Mississippi, with one facility in Pascagoula […] [...]

Shipbuilder to add 5,000+ jobs over next two years

PASCAGOULA — Ingalls Shipbuilding President Irwin F. Edenzon says the company will hire more than 5,000 workers over the next two years. Edenzon said Ingalls would be hiring 1,200 people through the end of the year and another 4,000 next year. Most of those are craftsman positions. The increase in demand for workers is attributed […] [...]

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