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Dredging project at VT Halter Marine benefits Round Island

PASCAGOULA — About 200 acres of coastline and marshes are lost each year in Mississippi, but a joint project will fight this loss by nearly quadrupling the size of Round Island just off the coast of Pascagoula. The Sun Herald reports VT Halter Marine is expanding the company by adding a floating dock, which requires dredging. The excess material from ...

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Northrop Grumman lands destroyer contract worth $14.4M

PASCAGOULA — Northrop Grumman Corporation has been awarded contracts totaling $14.4 million by prime contractors General Dynamics Bath Iron Works and Huntington Ingalls Industries to supply the steering gear system for three new DDG 51 Class Arleigh Burke destroyers. The steering gear system is vital for the control and maneuverability of the ship and is directly linked to the integrated bridge, as ...

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Shipbuilder wants grant for skills-training facility

PASCAGOULA — Ingalls Shipbuilding has applied for a $1.3-million state grant to build a basic skills training annex to the nearly complete Haley Reeves Barbour Maritime Training Academy. Jackson County has requested proposals for professional services, such as engineering, for the project. Officials tells The Mississippi Press the 4,105-square-foot multi-purpose classroom that will be able to hold 320 people. The room ...

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River mayors press on despite Farm Bill failure in House

MISSISSIPPI RIVER — Leaders of the Mississippi River Cities & Towns Initiative (MRCTI), a mayoral-led effort to create a coordinated voice for the Mississippi River, and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Mississippi Valley Division, have signed a memorandum of common purpose (MOCP) in support of meeting today’s challenges facing the Mississippi River as well as the collaborative actions needed ...

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MDA says it will meet HUD's requirement for jobs at port

GULFPORT — The Mississippi Development Authority intends for 51 percent of new jobs at the state port to be filled by low- to moderate-income residents. But the agency never said current jobs would meet that goal. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has raised concerns over job numbers. The Sun Herald reports MDA secured $570 million in HUD ...

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Ingalls lands another, $76.8M Coast Guard cutter

PASCAGOULA — The U.S. Coast Guard is exercising a $76.8 million contract option for another cutter to be built by Huntington Ingalls in Pascagoula. The $76.8 million will allow Huntington Ingalls to purchase material and components to support construction of the new cutter at its shipyard in Pascagoula, according to a news release Friday from U.S. Sens. Thad Cochran and ...

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Ingalls lands $3.3B Navy contract for five destroyers

PASCAGOULA — The Navy says Huntington Ingalls Inc. has been awarded a $3.3-billion contract to build five Arleigh Burke-class destroyers in five years at the company’s Pascagoula shipyard. One of the DDG 51 class ships is scheduled to be built each year. That begins with the current federal budget year, which started Oct. 1. The contract goes through the budget ...

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Connecticut company buys share of Coast shipyard

GULFPORT — A private equity firm is taking an ownership stake in a Mississippi shipyard group. Littlejohn & Co. of Greenwich, Conn., has bought part of Gulf Coast Shipyard Group, which owns the Trinity Yachts and TY Offshore shipyards in Gulfport and New Orleans. The dollar amount and ownership share were not disclosed. John Dane III, CEO of the shipyard ...

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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 Texas on behalf of 83 ...

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