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Ingalls Shipbuilding begins construction of another Navy ship

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., resident Wilfred Bolds, marked his ...

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Eutaw Construction suing Port Commission over contract

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. The Sun Herald reports Eutaw ...

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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 and declares it to be ...

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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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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 Senate Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee ...

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