Posts Tagged ‘U.S. Coast Guard’

Ingalls authenticates keel for sixth Coast Guard cutter

PASCAGOULA — Ingalls Shipbuilding in Pascagoula has authenticated the keel of the sixth U.S. Coast Guard national security cutter, Munro (WMSL 755). The ship is named to honor Coast Guard Signalman First Class Douglas A. Munro. Munro died on Sept. 27, 1942, on Guadalcanal while rescuing a detachment of Marines. For his actions, Munro was […] [...]

Stranded river barges could be moving south this weekend

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Federal officials hope a massive effort to remove silt and sand deposits from the bed of the Mississippi River in Minnesota will have cleared a path for hundreds of tied-up barges carrying millions of dollars in cargo to resume their trips downstream over the weekend. Commercial barge traffic has been choked […] [...]

Ingalls awarded $497M contract to build another cutter

PASCAGOULA – U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) reports a $497-million military shipbuilding contract award to Ingalls Shipyard in Pascagoula to construct the seventh national security cutter (NSC 7) for the U.S. Coast Guard. Cochran said the Department of Homeland Security is amending an existing contract with Ingalls to provide FY2014 appropriations to construct NSC 7. […] [...]

BP oil spill still being felt as tar balls wash up on islands

GULF OF MEXICO — Mississippi environmental authorities say oil debris found this week on state barrier islands is believed to be from the BP’s disastrous 2010 spill in the Gulf of Mexico, and contractors for the oil giant are involved in the cleanup. Officials believe high winds and seasonal low tides uncovered the material. Mississippi’s […] [...]

Cochran seeking commitment from DHS for data center consolidation

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) is seeking confirmation that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is committed to programs that promote cost savings while still meeting the nation’s domestic security needs — specifically pointing to the data center consolidation project at Stennis Space Center and advanced funding for U.S. Coast Guard ship […] [...]

Huntington Ingalls christens fourth Coast Guard cutter

PASCAGOULA — Huntington Ingalls Shipbuilding has christened its fourth U.S. Coast Guard National Security Cutter. Linda Papp, wife of U.S. Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Robert Papp, was the ship’s sponsor during the christening Saturday at the Pascagoula shipyard. The Hamilton (WMSL 753), about 65 percent complete, is expected to be finished in about a year. […] [...]

Mystery debris forces closing of water near bay bridge

BILOXI — The Mississippi Department of Marine Resources has blocked off an area of water near the west end of the Biloxi Bay Bridge where it has discovered a number of steel reinforcing rods sticking out of large hunks of concrete. The Sun Herald reports that the state agency has notified the Coast Guard and […] [...]

Vicksburg’s old river bridge most-struck on Mississippi River

Since March 2011, the old Mississippi River bridge in Vicksburg has been struck by barge traffic on the Mississippi River five times. That many impacts explain why the bridge is the most-impacted on the Mississippi River, according to figures from the U.S. Coast Guard. Since the 1970s, when statistics started being kept, the bridge has […] [...]

Burkhalter honored for valor

The U.S. Coast Guard has presented a Certificate of Valor to Gulfport firefighter Lawrence Burkhalter. The Coast Guard says in a news release that Burkhalter is being honored for his efforts in the rescue of a State of Mississippi port employee. Chief Warrant Officer Thomas Ponte, commanding officer of Coast Guard Station Gulfport, says on […] [...]

Glass of Port, please

Port boss: Not likely diverted traffic would head to Gulfport One of the State Port of Gulfport’s nearest competitors is under the threat of flooding from the Mississippi River. But unless projections by the Army Corps of Engineers and the U.S. Coast Guard change, the Port of New Orleans will be able to handle its […] [...]

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