Posts Tagged ‘ships’

Ingalls Shipbuilding begins construction of another Navy ship

by Associated Press Published: June 8,2012

Tags: defense, keel, manufacture, manufacturer, manufacturing, military, ships

PASCAGOULA — Major construction has begun on another ship in a series of amphibious transport vessels. The Navy held a keel authentication yesterday for the LPD 26, the John P. Murtha, at Ingalls Shipbuilding in Pascagoula. The Navy tradition signifies that the LPD 26′s keel has been “truly and fairly laid.” The authenticator, Mobile, Ala., […] [...]

Baseball stadium/entertainment venue proposed at State Port

GULFPORT — A family entertainment venue that would include a baseball stadium, theater, bowling alley, restaurants and shops is being proposed for the state port in Gulfport. The Sun Herald reports Tim Bennett, a partner in relocating the Atlanta Braves AA Mississippi Braves team to Pearl, has been looking for eight years for the right […] [...]

Eutaw Construction suing Port Commission over contract

by Associated Press Published: May 23,2012

Tags: construction, contract, contractors, courts, dispute, judges, judicial, judiciary, lawsuit, ports, shippers, shipping, ships

GULFPORT ­— A contract dispute has put on hold elevation work at the state port in Gulfport. The port’s West Pier is being expanded, elevated and updated to house a modern containerized cargo operation. When completed, the pier will include 180 acres elevated for storm-surge protection by 15 feet, to 25 feet above sea level. […] [...]

Port looking to work around hundreds of nesting least terns

by Associated Press Published: May 22,2012

Tags: birds, distribution, environment, ports, shipping, ships, trade, transportation, wildlife

GULFPORT — Hundreds of least terns are nesting on the state port’s West Pier in Gulfport. Port Restoration director Joe Conn tells the Sun Herald the port is submitting a plan to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife to work around the birds. The port’s West Pier is being expanded, elevated and updated to house a […] [...]

Appeals Court rules against VT Halter in Navy-trade secrets lawsuit

PASCAGOULA — Federal prosecutors say the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans has vacated a $1.4 million judgment against the Navy for allegedly disclosing trade secrets on the design of a military craft to a rival. U.S. Attorney Jim Letten says the appellate court has ruled against United States Marine Inc. and […] [...]

Ingalls Shipbuilding completes helicopter hangar for Navy

by Associated Press Published: May 8,2012

Tags: defense, hangars, helicopters, manufacturer, manufacturing, military, shipbuilders, shipbuilding, ships

GULFPORT — A large helicopter hangar, built by Ingalls Shipbuilding in Gulfport, is headed for Maine. WLOX TV reports the 60-foot-wide structure, made from carbon composites, took nearly two years to construct. The structure is headed for Bath Iron Works in Maine, where it will be attached to the newest Navy destroyer. “Oh man, it’s […] [...]

Bryant signs bill removing port from state oversight

GULFPORT ­ — Legislation that removes the Port of Gulfport and its $570 million post-Hurricane Katrina expansion and renovation from state government oversight has been signed by the governor. House Bill 1091 took effect with Gov. Phil Bryant’s signature this past week. The bill exempts the Port of Gulfport from state-agency bidding and purchasing oversight […] [...]

Barbour: U.S. ports need investment, strategy policy

BILOXI — Former Gov. Haley Barbour, speaking to a regional gathering of Gulf states harbor pilots, called for a “bias for action and a sense of urgency…for increased U.S. investment in waterways infrastructure and a national strategic policy to prepare and equip U.S. ports in the Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic Seaboard for increased […] [...]

Huntington Ingalls CEO: Avondale on track to close in 2013

by Associated Press Published: March 28,2012

Tags: Closing, defense, manufacturer, manufacturing, military, shipbuilderrs, shipbuilding, ships, shipyard

NEW ORLEANS — The head of Huntington Ingalls Industries Inc. says the company is still on track to close its Avondale shipyard in Louisiana in 2013. During a conference call today with investment analysts, company CEO Mike Petters indicated Huntington Ingalls is still open to find a joint venture partner to find a new use […] [...]

Cochran: What happened to Coast Guard cutters’ funding?

PASCAGOULA — U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) wants to know why the budget request for the U.S. Coast Guard no longer recommends funding for National Security Cutters (NSCs) #7 and #8, vessels that have long been planned for the agency. Cochran questioned Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano about the Coast Guard’s shipbuilding budget during a […] [...]

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