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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 cargo and container volume from ...

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Malfunctions may have caused deadly ship collision

MOSS POINT — The Coast Guard said malfunctions on Omega Protein’s fishing boat Sandy Point may have led to its collision with a 660-foot container ship in the Mississippi Sound channel on May 18 that resulted in the death of three men. Capt. Don Rose, sector commander for the U.S. Coast Guard’s Mobile, Ala., sector, tells The Mississippi Press that ...

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Omega Protein boat sinks after collision in Gulf

MOSS POINT — Omega Protein Corporation reports that late yesterday an Omega Protein vessel, the F/V Sandy Point, was involved in a collision with a commercial cargo vessel, the Eurus London, in Mississippi waters approximately eight miles south of Gulfport, Mississippi near Ship Island. As a result of the collision, the F/V Sandy Point took on water and sank. At ...

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Gulfport wants other cities to join harbor debate

GULFPORT — Gulfport wants three other Harrison County cities to join it in asking the Legislature to settle a dispute with Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann over who controls harbors along the Gulf Coast. Hosemann contends the 1989 Public Tidelands Trust Act gives him authority over the harbors and the cities need to sign leases and share revenue with the ...

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Katrina-wrecked harbor may open ahead of schedule

GULFPORT — The Gulfport Small Craft Harbor may be making its Hurricane Katrina comeback earlier than expected. City leaders say they’re looking to get the harbor open in the spring, which is months ahead of what was originally projected. Gulfport leaders tell WLOX-TV that the restoration of the harbor is so close that the city has started asking boat owners ...

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Maritime Administration awards grant to Tenn-Tom

NORTHEAST MISSISSIPPI — Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) is welcoming the award of a $1.76-million grant to support a Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway Development Authority project to increase the container barge capacity between the Port of Itawamba and the Port of Mobile. The funding was announced tby the Maritime Administration, an agency within the U.S. Department of Transportation, as part of its America’s ...

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Coast harbormaster fired, investigation underway

OCEAN SPRINGS — Ocean Springs harbormaster Lesley Hamm has been fired amid a state auditor’s investigation into how public funds were spent. The Mississippi Press reports that Jackson County Board of Supervisors president Mike Mangum confirmed that Hamm was fired Tuesday. Lisa Shoemaker, spokeswoman for the state auditor’s office, told the newspaper that an investigation into misappropriated funds at the ...

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Tenn-Tom signs trade pact with Panama Canal

NORTHEAST MISSISSIPPI — Officials have signed an international pact to link the Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway with goods shipped through an expanded Panama Canal. The Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway Development Authority yesterday signed a memorandum of understanding with the Panama Canal Authority. The parties to the pact agree to joint marketing, information sharing and technology exchanges to promote the inland waterway. A similar two-year ...

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State port signs agreement with Panama Canal

GULFPORT — The Port of Gulfport and the Panama Canal Authority have signed an agreement that will allow for joint marketing ventures, information sharing and technological exchange. Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour, Panama Canal Authority administrator Alberto Aleman Zubieta and Port Authority at Gulfport executive director Donald Allee participated in yesterday’s announcement in Panama City. Barbour says the memorandum of understanding ...

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Construction on new harbor master office to begin tomorrow

OCEAN SPRINGS — Construction will begin tomorrow on the 3,000-square-foot office for the Ocean Springs harbor master and staff. It will replace the house that had been converted to an office and then destroyed by Katrina. Officials will hold a pile-driving ceremony on the site at 9 a.m. to kick off the rebuilding that is expected to take about a ...

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