Posts Tagged ‘shipbuilding’

Foreign workers sue shipyard over work conditions, treatment

PASCAGOULA — Dozens of Indian guest workers are suing an Alabama-based marine and fabrication company, claiming it financially exploited them and forced them to live in squalid conditions after bringing them to work at Gulf Coast shipyards after Hurricane Katrina. Three federal lawsuits backed by the Southern Poverty Law Center were filed in Mississippi and […] [...]

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

by Associated Press Published: May 17,2013

Tags: expand, expansion, floating dock, manufacture, manufacturer, manufacturing, ship, shipbuilder, shipbuilding, shipyard

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

by Associated Press Published: May 15,2013

Tags: cutter, defense, manufacture, manufacturer, manufacturing, military, ship, shipbuilder, shipbuilding

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 […] [...]

Ingalls gives awards

by MBJ Staff Published: April 5,2013

Tags: Gulf Coast, Ingalls, shipbuilding

Huntington Ingalls Industries’ Ingalls Shipbuilding division has honored five teams and three individuals with “President’s Awards for Excellence” for their outstanding and innovative work on shipbuilding projects. Donny Dorsey is head of operations at the Gulfport Composite Center of Excellence, and led the facility through manufacturing innovation and the successful delivery of two large composite […] [...]

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 […] [...]

Ingalls marks 75th anniversary of shipbuilding

by Lisa Monti Published: March 1,2013

Tags: Defense Department, Gulf Coast, Ingalls, manufacturing, Pascagoula, Pentagon, shipbuilding

Ingalls Shipbuilding marks its 75th anniversary of building ships in Jackson County this year. Over the years workers have produced and made repairs to countless ships and the company remains a pioneer in the production of warships for the U.S. Navy, Coast Guard and Marine Corps. Starting in 1938 as Ingalls Iron Works, the yard […] [...]

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