Coast Guard reopens bid on new class of cutters
BATH, Maine (AP) — The Coast Guard has reopened competitive bidding to build a new class of cutters potentially giving a Maine shipyard another shot at the project after it lost on the bid two...
Geiger stepping down as president ofsub-maker Electric Boat
GROTON, Conn. (AP) — Submarine manufacturer Electric Boat has announced a change in leadership.
Jeffrey Geiger, who has served as president of the General Dynamics subsidiary since 2013,...
Hundreds attend job fair held by Mississippi shipbuilder
PASCAGOULA, Miss. (AP) — A job fair at Ingalls Shipbuilding in Mississippi drew hundreds of people interested in the work.
Ingalls Vice President of Operations George Jones called Saturday's...
South Carolina company gets Navy contract for up to $99M
SUMMERVILLE, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina company has a Navy contract for up to $99 million over four years.
Advanced Technology International of Summerville was one of two competitors for...
NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (AP) — The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has fined Newport News Shipbuilding more than $13,000 for a safety violation after investigating the death of an...
Navy: Sailor contacted Russians, pleads guilty to espionage
SAN DIEGO (AP) — A U.S. sailor has pleaded guilty to two counts of espionage and was sentenced to three years after admitting he took classified information about the Navy's nuclear-powered...
Apprentice School wrestler makes history. She can weld, too.
NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (AP) — Before working out with the wrestling team, Erin Aragon sat down and told a childhood story that was difficult to believe.
PASCAGOULA, Miss. (AP) — A U.S. Navy destroyer is afloat again as an overhaul continues following a 2017 collision off Japan that killed seven sailors.
Great Lakes bulk carrier to be built in Sturgeon Bay
STURGEON BAY, Wis. (AP) — Construction is expected to start this fall on the first Great Lakes bulk carrier to be built in nearly four decades in Sturgeon Bay.
Greece opens shipwreck sites to divers as underwater museums
STENI VALLA, Greece (AP) — Near the northern Greek island of Alonissos lies a remarkable ancient shipwreck: the remains of a massive cargo ship that changed archaeologists' understanding of...
PASCAGOULA, Miss. (AP) — The U.S. Navy has awarded a $1.47 billion contract to a Mississippi shipyard to build a new amphibious warship, following through on a plan announced last year.
ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — Croatian police say they have detained 12 people suspected of multiple criminal actions in a shipbuilding company that has been struggling with losses.
Evers to commit $31M in budget plan for Marinette Marine
MARINETTE, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers said Thursday he plans to commit $31 million in his budget plan to help shipbuilder Marinette Marine.
Evers went to Marinette in northeastern Wisconsin to announce his proposal to help the shipbuilder expand its shipyard and infrastructure. The expansion will help Marinette Marine compete for a $10 billion federal shipbuilding contract, he said.
New congressman named to subcommittee overseeing shipyards
BATH, Maine (AP) — Maine's newest member of Congress has been appointed to a pair of subcommittees that could allow him to influence policy about shipbuilding, which is a major employer in the state.
Democratic Rep. Jared Golden was appointed last week to the House Armed Services Committee. He was named on Wednesday to the Seapower and Projection Forces Subcommittee and the Tactical Air and Land Forces Subcommittee.
Master shipbuilder dies after fall at Virginia shipyard
NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (AP) — A master shipbuilder has died from injuries sustained in a fall at a shipyard in Newport News, Virginia.
News outlets report sheet metal worker specialist James Goins was injured at Newport News Shipbuilding in December and died early this month. Shipbuilding spokesman Duane Bourne says Goins had been a shipbuilder for more than 41 years.
Historic Vinyard Shipyard could one day be part of Riverwalk
MILFORD, Del. (AP) — Restoring the old Vinyard Shipyard in Milford has been a labor of love for Sudler and Joan Lofland.
The lifelong Delawareans purchased the historic shipyard in 1995 and have refurbished the buildings to a museum-like quality with hopes of one day turning the historic site over to the city for all to enjoy.
That passion led to Joan becoming one of the leading authorities on the Vinyard Shipyard and the history of shipbuilding in Milford and along the Mispillion River.
Navy to name destroyer for Vietnam POW who became senator
MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — A U.S. Navy destroyer to be built in Mississippi will be named for a former Vietnam prisoner of war who became a U.S. senator from Alabama.
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3D printing may be a new future in Navy ship construction
NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (AP) — An arm passes across a plate in the big machine, depositing powdered metal before a laser fuses it all together.
Wipe. Zap. Wipe. Zap.
Hour by hour, and layer by painstaking layer, the machine, a 3D metal printer built by 3D Systems, hums away.
Wipe. Zap. Wipe. Zap.
"This build has over a thousand layers so it's just slowly making its way through," Dan Hebert, an engineer at Newport News Shipbuilding said. "It'll take a little over a day. It runs continuously."
Virginia shipyard announces buyout offers, restructuring
NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (AP) — The Virginia shipyard that's the sole builder of nuclear-powered aircraft carriers is offering buyouts to a little more than 10 percent of its workforce.
Audit: Decade of delays in Navy submarine upkeep cost $1.5B
NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — An audit by the U.S. Government Accountability Office says chronic delays in maintaining the U.S. Navy's attack submarine fleet have cost taxpayers about $1.5 billion since 2008.
Navy’s expansion plans spur recruitment effort at shipyards
NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Leaders of Virginia's Navy shipbuilding and repair industry are launching an effort called "America Builds and Repairs Great Ships."
The Virginian-Pilot reported Wednesday that the effort's goals include attracting and training more workers to coastal Virginia's shipyards and supply shops.
Latest US Coast Guard ship leaves Mississippi shipyard
PASCAGOULA, Miss. (AP) — The seventh in a series of ships for the U.S. Coast Guard has left Ingalls Shipbuilding on the Mississippi Gulf Coast.
Ingalls spokesman Bill Glenn said the National Security Cutter Kimball sailed away from the Pascagoula shipyard on Saturday. The ship was delivered to the Coast Guard in September and is bound for Hawaii, where it's supposed to be commissioned in January and based afterward.
Reward offered for info about fire at Gulf Coast shipyard
MOSS POINT, Miss. (AP) — There's a $10,000 reward up for the arsonist who set two large structures on fire at a Mississippi Gulf Coast shipyard.
The fire that caused about $2.5 million in damages at a Moss Point shipyard is being investigated as an arson case.
The Sun Herald reports two large buildings at VT Halter Marine were set on fire in September. Who started it, and why, remain unknown.
Submarine Vermont christened at Connecticut shipyard
GROTON, Conn. (AP) — The Navy's newest nuclear-powered attack submarine was christened Saturday at a Connecticut shipyard, a $2.7 billion vessel packed with the latest war-fighting technology.
Jill Biden christens Navy submarine at Virginia shipyard
NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (AP) — The wife of former Vice President Joe Biden has christened the U.S. Navy's newest Virginia-class attack submarine.
Jill Biden is the sponsor of the new USS Delaware. On Saturday, she broke a ceremonial bottle across the submarine's bow at a Virginia shipyard.
In her Saturday speech, Biden honored the submarine's 136 officers and crew, saying they were "the very best our Navy has to offer." During World War II, her father served as a Navy signalman.
Joe Biden visits shipyard ahead of USS Delaware christening
NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (AP) — Former Vice President Joe Biden visited a Virginia shipyard that builds aircraft carriers and submarines.
News outlets report that Biden met Friday with union leaders and workers at Newport News Shipbuilding at the union hall in Newport News. The former vice president who's among several Democrats who could run for president in 2020, stopped to shake hands with several people on his way into the building Friday afternoon.
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The Latest: Navy: No evidence of shooting at shipyard
PORTSMOUTH, Va. (AP) — The Latest on a report of an active shooter at a Virginia shipyard (all times local):
The Navy says it has found no evidence of a shooting aboard a barge in a Virginia shipyard after a report of an active shooter.
Navy spokesman Jim DeAngio said in a statement Thursday that officials received a report of an active shooter aboard a barge next to the USS Carter Hall, which is in the General Dynamics National Steel and Shipbuilding Co. shipyard.
Jill Biden to christen USS Delaware at Virginia shipyard
NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (AP) — Former Vice President Joe Biden and his wife Jill Biden plan to visit a Virginia shipyard that builds aircraft carriers and submarines.
The Daily Press reported Wednesday that Joe Biden will meet Friday with union leaders as well as workers at Newport News Shipbuilding. The former vice president is among several Democrats who could run for president in 2020.
Edwards: New plans for former Avondale Shipyard site
AVONDALE, La. (AP) — Four years after it was shuttered for good, Avondale Shipyards is getting a new lease on life.
Ad blasts Democratic candidate over defense votes
BATH, Maine (AP) — Independent congressional candidate Marty Grohman has launched a new campaign ad criticizing Democratic Rep. Chellie Pingree over her votes on defense funding.
The Times Record reports Grohman says in the ad that Pingree has voted against the National Defense Authorization Act and in turn, "voted against Maine jobs."
Shipbuilder considering Portland or Seattle for Army project
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A shipbuilding company with a $1 billion contract with the U.S. Army is choosing between Portland and Seattle to set up a production line for new landing vessels.
The Oregonian/OregonLive reports Portland-based Vigor Industrial says it's planning to make the decision within the next 60 days.
Ingalls awards $68M contract to rebuild Mississippi shipyard
PASCAGOULA, Miss. (AP) — A construction company says it has won a $68 million contract to help rebuild part of a Pascagoula shipyard that was destroyed by Hurricane Katrina in 2005.
Los Angeles-based Tutor Perini Corp. says Huntington Ingalls Industries has awarded the contract to Roy Anderson Corp., a Gulfport based subsidiary.
The company says work is supposed to begin in the next 30 days and be completed next fall.
China says 3 senior naval technicians drowned in storm prep
BEIJING (AP) — Three senior Chinese naval technicians drowned earlier this week while securing a research ship during a storm, state media reported.
State broadcaster CCTV said the three were attached to the No. 760 Institute in the northeastern port of Dalian where much of China's most advanced naval design and development work is done.
Website haijun.360.com said the institute used the ship, the 2,300-ton Beidiao993, to experiment with sonar and underwater acoustics.
Report: cost to dismantle carrier to exceed $1 billion
WASHINGTON (AP) — A government report says the cost to dismantle a decommissioned nuclear-powered aircraft carrier sitting in a Virginia shipyard may exceed $1 billion.
A report this week from the Government Accountability Office comes as the Navy decided what to do with the former USS Enterprise, the Navy's first nuclear-powered aircraft carrier.
PASCAGOULA, Miss. (AP) — A shipbuilding firm in Mississippi is hiring hundreds of skilled workers after it was awarded several contracts for the U.S. military.
Bath Iron Works settles complaint case with the EPA
BATH, Maine (AP) — Bath Iron Works says it will pay $355,000 to settle a claim that the company allegedly failed to submit Toxic Release Inventory reports to the Environmental Protection Agency.
The EPA alleged the shipyard also failed to comply with all the requirements in its storm water permit. The EPA said Tuesday that the settlement will resolve all alleged violations of the Clean Water Act, including claims of failing to submit TRI reports for various heavy metals and chemicals.
Nation’s new aircraft carrier enters next phase at shipyard
NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — The nation's newest aircraft carrier returned to a Virginia shipyard Sunday for a year of planned upgrades and fixes, marking the next phase in the development of the Navy's most advanced and scrutinized warship.
The USS Gerald R. Ford's stay at Newport News Shipbuilding will address some well-publicized problems, many of which have involved its cutting-edge systems.
Maine lawmakers cheer restoration of shipyard funds
BATH, Maine (AP) — Members of Maine's congressional delegation say they're relieved a defense spending bill has been stripped of a provision that would have taken $250 million in funding away from Bath Iron Works.
Delegation members lobbied against an amendment to the U.S. Department of Defense Appropriations Act of 2018 that would have taken the funding away from a destroyer program.
Australia awards UK’s BAE $26 billion navy frigate contract
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — British defense company BAE Systems has won a 35 billion Australian dollar ($26 billion) contract to build Australia's new fleet of nine navy frigates, the government said on Friday.
The company's Type 26 Global Combat Ship will be the design for the frigate program to replace the eight aging Anzac-class frigates, which have been in service since 1996.
Navy shipbuilder to hire 7,000 workers with state’s help
NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (AP) — The Virginia company that builds the nation's aircraft carriers and some of its submarines plans to hire nearly 7,000 people in the next five years and will partner with the state to recruit and train those workers, officials said Tuesday.
The announcement reflects the growing need for skilled workers at shipyards that serve the U.S. Navy. It hopes to significantly expand its fleet of ships, from 284 to 355, in the coming decades.
NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (AP) — A draft report issued by a Navy command raises concerns about a lack of skilled workers in nuclear-related fields at Newport News Shipbuilding in Virginia.
The report reviewed by the Daily Press raises no safety concerns but says the lack of workers could delay future projects.
NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (AP) — The U.S. Navy's brand-new $12.9 billion aircraft carrier is headed back to a Virginia shipbuilding yard after problems were discovered during sea trials.
Billed as a next-generation warship, the USS Gerald R. Ford already needs upgrades and fixes.
NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (AP) — The nation's next aircraft carrier is now 75 percent structurally complete.
The Virginian-Pilot reported Monday that a 750-metric-ton section was installed on the main deck of the future USS John F. Kennedy. The ship has been under construction at Newport News Shipbuilding in Virginia since 2015.
Norwegian Viking ship drops anchor in Massachusetts
ESSEX, Mass. (AP) — Cape Ann's fleet of vintage row and sail vessels has a new addition, one that hearkens back to mists of Viking heritage forged in the fjords of western Norway.
The Polaris, a 37-foot reconstruction of an original Viking coastal fishing vessel dating to 1030 A.D., has made its way across country to the Essex Shipbuilding Museum from its birthing boat yard on Fidalgo Bay in Anacortes, Washington.
PASCAGOULA, Miss. (AP) — One of Mississippi's largest employers, a shipyard that builds vessels for the Navy and Coast Guard, announced Thursday that it is rebuilding and reopening part of its operation that was destroyed by Hurricane Katrina in 2005.
Virginia-based Huntington Ingalls Industries said Ingalls Shipbuilding is reconstructing a shipyard in Pascagoula over the next two years.
PASCAGOULA, Miss. (AP) — The U.S. Navy is adding another $57 million to what it's paying a Mississippi shipyard to repair a destroyer damaged in a June collision that killed seven sailors.
The additional contract for repairing the USS Fitzgerald was awarded Tuesday to Ingalls Shipbuilding of Pascagoula, Mississippi. The destroyer arrived at Ingalls in January. A June 17 collision with a Philippine-flagged container ship caved in parts of the Fitzgerald above and below the waterline.
PASCAGOULA, Miss. (AP) — Recently retired U.S. Senator Thad Cochran announced a multimillion-dollar contract for the U.S. Coast Guard National Security Cutter 10.
Ingalls Shipbuilding in Pascagoula will provide the work for the more than $90 million contract, The Clarion-Ledger reported Sunday.
Command team selected for USS Montana submarine
An experienced and distinguished command team has been announced for the USS Montana.
The Virginia Class nuclear-powered attack submarine is under construction at Newport News Shipbuilding and is expected to be commissioned as part of the U.S. Navy fleet in 2020.
The first commanding officer will be Cmdr. Michael F. Delaney. The other members of the command team will be executive officer, Lt. Cmdr. Jeffrey A. Kahn, and chief of the boat, Senior Chief Petty Officer Michael D. Dassau.