PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A Wisconsin shipbuilder won a contract for up to 10 frigates on Tuesday, beating out three other shipbuilders, as the Navy seeks to build smaller, lethal warships during a...
NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (AP) — A Virginia shipbuilding company will start running two shifts instead of three in an effort to combat the spread of the coronavirus, officials said.
NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (AP) — A Virginia shipbuilding company could be fined nearly $162,000 over the death of a supervisor who fell while working aboard a vessel, according to online records from the...
BATH, Maine (AP) — The Democratic chairman and ranking Republican on a House Armed Services subcommittee toured Navy shipbuilder Bath Iron Works on Friday and offered assurances to shipbuilders...
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Democratic leaders in Maine have threatened to roll back a shipyard's $45 million tax break because they say conditions outlined in a 2018 law weren't met.
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The Navy is proposing construction cutbacks and accelerated ship retirements that would delay, or sink, the Navy’s goal of a larger fleet — and potentially hurt shipyards,...
NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Cyprus signed a deal on Friday with a Chinese-led consortium to build the east Mediterranean island nation's first natural gas import terminal that officials said will help...
NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (AP) — John F. Kennedy's daughter Caroline will participate in the christening of a new aircraft carrier that's named after the 35th U.S. president.
Military says forces responding to reports of shooting at Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard; cites ongoing security incident
HONOLULU (AP) — Military says forces responding to reports of shooting at Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard; cites ongoing security incident.
NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (AP) — A shipyard in Virginia has started to flood the drydock where the second aircraft carrier in a new class of carriers has been under construction.
NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (AP) — The former engineer of a shipbuilding company claims he was fired for raising concerns about the hulls of U.S. Navy attack submarines.
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...
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,...
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...
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...
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...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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."
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
AVONDALE, La. (AP) — Four years after it was shuttered for good, Avondale Shipyards is getting a new lease on life.
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."
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.
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.
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.
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, 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.
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.
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.
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.