ConRo ship launched

PASCAGOULA, Miss. -- Crowley Maritime Corp.’s newest combination container/Roll on-Roll off (ConRo) ship has been launched at the VT Halter Marine shipyard in Pascagoula, for the Crowley’s service between Jacksonville, Fla., and San Juan, Puerto Rico. Named El Coquí after a...

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Museum center christened

PASCAGOULA, Miss. – The Mississippi Maritime Museum activity center was christened at an event last week at the back of what once was a high school. “This is not Pascagoula’s Maritime Museum, this is not Jackson County’s Maritime Museum, this is not Mississippi’s...

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Neighbors get voice in B&Bs

OCEAN SPRINGS, Miss. -- The city of Ocean Springs has a new bed-and-breakfast ordinance that requires neighbor approval. The city Planning Department had recommended 50 percent of a property’s neighbors be fine with the commercial business in their neighborhood before a permit...

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Bidding open on Swingster property

OCEAN SPRINGS, Miss. – Bidding is open for the old Swingster property in Ocean Springs. Developers can now pitch their ideas for the 2.1 acres of property in downtown. The county says the minimum bid is $1 million, and the higest bidder wins it all. Ocean Springs Mayor Connie...

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Germany opts for Triton

Germany's defense ministry has decided to buy high-altitude MQ-4C Triton unmanned surveillance planes built by Northrop Grumman for deliveries after 2025, ministry sources said on Tuesday. The new drones will replace the Euro Hawk program, which Berlin canceled in May 2013 after...

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Aquaculture students release fish

OCEAN SPRINGS, Miss. -- Twenty five hundred speckled trout are now back in the wild thanks to a class of Ocean Springs High School students, the University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast Research Lab and the Department of Marine Resources. For the last three years, scientists...

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WMSL 756 christened

PASCAGOULA, Miss. - Ingalls Shipbuilding on Saturday christened the seventh Legend-class National Security Cutter, Kimball (WMSL 756). Ingalls is the sole builder of Legend-class National Security Cutters, and has delivered six to the Coast Guard. Kimball is scheduled to start...

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The budget and ships

U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran has released a list of 10 ships included in the Pentagon appropriations bill. Cochran (R-Miss.) chairs the Senate Appropriations Committee. The Senate appropriates bill would include $1.8B for the 13th San Antonio-class LPD amphibious warship and $1.6B for an...

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VT Halter overspray shed

PASCAGOULA, Miss. -- The 39,000 square-foot sandblast and paint building VT Halter Marine has agreed to build will be integrated to allow within its walls complete surface preparation and final painting of unassembled ship sections. The idea is to keep emissions out of nearby...

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Investment hits $1M so far

PASCAGOULA, Miss. -- Investors have already spent more than $1 million on a new strip mall going into Shipyard Plaza, where Big Lots is one of the anchors. Shipyard Plaza, just west of the Wal-Mart Supercenter, is getting three stores of roughly 8,400 square feet, two of which...

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Ports, Cuba sign accords

The Mississippi ports of Pascagoula and Gulfport signed agreements in Cuba on Monday with an eye to future business and with a Republican U.S. senator from the state

USCG awards contracts

Ingalls Shipbuilding and VT Halter Marine of Pascagoula were among five companies that were awarded firm, fixed-price contracts from the U.S. Coast

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