VT Halter starts on third berthing barge

PASCAGOULA, Miss. - VT Halter Marine has started construction on the third auxiliary personnel lighter – small (APL(S)) for the Navy. APL(S) is a new class of berthing barges commissioned by the U.S. Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA). VT Halter was awarded a $77.9 million contract to design and build two firm units of the new class of berthing barges in September 2018, with options for another four. The company expects the first two barges to be delivered in the third quarter of 2020, and the third unit to be delivered in fourth quarter of 2020. This barge is the first of these four options, and was awarded to VT Halter in February 2019, bringing the total value of the contract award to $118 million. The Navy will use these berthing barges to house crewmembers when ships are in port for maintenance and Inter-Deployment Training Cycles. The APLs are mobile and can be towed to new bases or shipyards. They could also be used for humanitarian missions and other temporary assignments. (Source: WorkBoat, 07/02/19)

Halter Marine awarded fifth Navy berthing barge

Pascagoula, Miss., July 30, 2021 – Halter Marine, a company of ST Engineering North America, has been awarded a contract option for the U.S. Navy’s fifth Auxiliary Personnel

$6.7M grant goes for runway improvements

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sens. Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) and Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.), and Rep. Steven Palazzo (R-Miss.) today announced the

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