Vessel powered by waste vegetable oil

OCEAN SPRINGS, Miss. -- The Gulf Coast Research Laboratory vessel Miss Peetsy B, recently converted to allow the use of waste vegetable oil as fuel, will make its maiden voyage under the new engine system Wednesday in Ocean Springs. A group of Sea Camp students will be taken out for...

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Maritime worker demand high

The demand for jobs in South Mississippi's maritime industry is higher than ever. Huntington Ingalls, VT Halter Marine and Trinity Yachts are constantly seeking skilled workers for new projects. Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College, along with coastal industries, are training and...

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Ocean Springs to host reception

OCEAN SPRINGS, Miss. – For the second year in a row, Ocean Springs will host a reception for mayors and other city officials from around the state attending next week's Mississippi Municipal League Conference in Biloxi. The conference, set to begin July 15, will be held at the...

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Ingalls apprentices graduate

PASCAGOULA, Miss. -- Huntington Ingalls Industries held graduation ceremonies for Ingalls Shipbuilding's Apprentice School on Saturday. The ceremony at the Mississippi Gulf Coast Convention Center celebrated the accomplishments of 60 students representing Ingalls' various crafts....

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School gets grant for robotics

OCEAN SPRINGS, Miss. --  Ocean Springs High School has been selected as one of five schools in the state to receive a $200,000 grant to establish a robotics program. The grant, funded by the Mississippi Department of Education, will allow the school to purchase the equipment...

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Economic development stays course

Despite economic downturns, Jackson County is continuing to lay a foundation for future growth. The state's most industrial county has tended to the business of helping existing industry make upgrades and become more attractive to opportunity, while working to attract new prospects....

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Cedar Point site of meeting

OCEAN SPRINGS, Miss. -- The newly-founded Science Center for Marine Fisheries held its first-ever meeting at the Thad Cochran Marine Aquaculture Center in Ocean Springs Friday morning. Funded by the National Science Foundation and the University Cooperative Research Center, the SCMF...

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Contract: Lockheed, $9.9M

Lockheed Martin Mission Systems and Training, Moorestown, N.J., is being awarded a $9,931,106 modification to previously awarded contract for DDG Modernization testing efforts associated with the Aegis Combat System and MK 59 Decoy Launcher System shipcheck studies onboard DDG 62....

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Ingalls gets NSC contract

PASCAGOULA, Miss. -- Huntington Ingalls Industries' Ingalls Shipbuilding division today received a $76.8 million fixed-price contract from the U.S. Coast Guard to purchase long-lead materials for Kimball (WMSL 756), the company's seventh National Security Cutter (NSC). Construction...

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Pipeline to resume service to plant

Destin Pipeline Co. LLC on Monday said it expected to complete operational readiness testing early Tuesday and would resume services from all offshore Gulf of Mexico receipt points to the Pascagoula gas processing plant in Mississippi later Tuesday. Transport services to an alternate...

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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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