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  • Huge Explosion reported at Mobile Alabama shipyard

    04/24/2013 7:52:20 PM PDT · by Mmogamer · 157 replies
    Twitchy.com ^ | 04/24/13 | twitchy staff
    BREAKING NEWS: Explosion shook houses and blew doors open in Spanish Fort.
  • Shipyard workers' families brace for furloughs, smaller paychecks

    03/06/2013 4:46:52 PM PST · by SkyPilot · 61 replies
    Seacoastonline ^ | 6 Mar 13 | Laura Dolce
    KENNEBUNK, Maine –— Politicians may say the looming federal budget cuts won't hurt very much, but Becky Burritt isn't buying it. The Kennebunk mother whose husband, Justin, is a civilian employee at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, knows the mandatory furlough days will mean cutting back on everything from eating out to kids' activities. “We're cutting back, not going out — there will be more home-cooked meals,” the mother of two said as her family faces a loss of nearly $400 and all overtime per biweekly pay period. Federal civilian workers at the shipyard and throughout the United States will be forced...
  • Four injured in submarine fire at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard

    05/23/2012 7:34:39 PM PDT · by george76 · 7 replies
    WMTW ^ | May 23, 2012
    Four people have received medical attention in connection with a fire on a nuclear-powered submarine at a Maine shipyard, but none of the injuries were serious. Fire crews are fighting the blaze on the USS Miami SSN 755 at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard on an island in Kittery near Portsmouth, N.H. ... The ship's reactor was not operating at the time of the fire, which was reported at 5:41 p.m., the release said. The reactor was not affected by the fire.
  • No injuries, radiation leak as n-submarine catches fi

    12/29/2011 6:48:29 PM PST · by SmithL · 25 replies
    MOSCOW - A massive fire engulfed a Russian nuclear submarine at an Arctic shipyard Thursday, but there has been no radiation leak, or injuries, officials said. The fire broke out while the nuclear submarine Yekaterinburg was undergoing repair at the Roslyakovo shipyard in the Murmansk region, said Irina Gretskaya, a spokeswoman for the Emergencies Ministry's branch in the area. The K-84 Yekaterinburg nuclear submarine is one of seven Delta-IV class submarines in service, all deployed in the Northern Fleet. The core of the naval component of the Russian nuclear triad at present, Delta-IV submarine carries 16 Sineva (NATO classification "Skiff")...
  • Another Rendell Bailout: Building Ships With No Buyers

    01/06/2011 5:59:55 PM PST · by grace522 · 4 replies
    Freindly Fire Zone ^ | 6 Jan 2011 | Chris Freind
    In the movie Dave, Kevin Kline plays a presidential lookalike who finds himself running the country after the real President falls into a coma. Convening a Cabinet meeting, this political novice uses common sense to expose the ludicrous mentality of the entrenched Business As Usual crowd. Kline asks the Commerce Secretary about an ad campaign his Department has implemented to boost consumer confidence in the American auto industry. “It’s designed to bolster individual confidence in a previous domestic automotive purchase,” the Secretary proudly explained. Speechless at first, Kline fires back, “We're spending millions for somebody to feel good about a...
  • From missile boats to machine guns (Israeli company)

    01/01/2011 12:03:46 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 4 replies
    Haaretz, Israel ^ | 31.12.10 | Ora Coren
    From missile boats to machine guns By Ora Coren Israel Shipyards Ltd., one of the companies owned by the Samy Katsav Group, designs and manufacturers military platforms such as missile boats, gunboats and guard boats, as well as civilian platforms that include freighters that carry up to 4,500 tons of general cargo. Another group company, whose products are familiar to most Israeli infantry units, is the Israel Weapon Industries (known as IWI ). The group bought the company, then called Magen, in 2005 from the government-owned Israel Military Industries. "The newly purchased plant required thorough care after years of difficulties....
  • Proposal to Name Philadelphia Naval Shipyard after John Murtha

    03/05/2010 7:57:14 AM PST · by Starman417 · 21 replies · 572+ views
    Flopping Aces ^ | 03-04-10 | Skye
    Philadelphia democrats have proposed naming the Philadelphia Naval Shipyard after the disgraced and deceased John Murtha. I. Kid. You. Not. The same John Murtha who worked closely with anti war groups in developing a 'slow bleed' strategy in order to undermine the ability of our troops to successfully engage terrorists in Iraq. The same John Murtha that accused the now exonerated Haditha Marines of murder and war crimes: [VIDEO AT SITE] Murtha has an airport named after him, let that be. It would be more meaningful to name the Philadelphia Naval Shipyard after one of Philly's fallen soldiers. This is...
  • Lynn Visits Australia’s ‘Shipyard of Future’

    02/15/2010 1:07:04 PM PST · by SandRat · 5 replies · 543+ views
    ADELAIDE, Australia, Feb. 15, 2010 – Deputy Defense Secretary William J. Lynn III observed the opening of the heart of one of the most modern shipbuilding plants in the world here today. U.S. Ambassador to Australia Jeffrey Bleich, left, and Deputy Defense Secretary William J. Lynn III, center, tour Techport, one of the most modern shipbuilding plants in the world, with South Australia Premier Mike Rann in Adelaide, Australia, Feb. 15, 2010. DoD photo by Air Force Master Sgt. Jerry Morrison  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. Techport is a $300 million investment in Australia’s defense. The shipyard is where...
  • Miss. shipyard toils to resume business

    09/07/2005 2:33:11 PM PDT · by SmithL · 5 replies · 319+ views
    AP ^ | 9/7/5 | Steve Quinn
    PASCAGOULA, Miss. - Donald Ashford can't go home, but he can still go to work. Hurricane Katrina saw to that when it forced his family from their Moss Point, Miss., house 10 days ago. "I'm bringing home the bacon, but I got nowhere to bring it to," said the 30-year worker for Northrop Grumman Corp.'s shipyard. He's part of the state's largest work force, a man whose only sense of place for now is a shipyard undergoing a massive restoration and cleanup from debris strewn across the port. A feeling of urgency grows each day as crews fill trash bins...
  • Photo Release -- Northrop Grumman Pascagoula Shipyard Recovery Underway

    09/03/2005 4:53:37 PM PDT · by Stonewall Jackson · 6 replies · 1,167+ views
    Northrop Grumman Corp. ^ | Sept. 2, 2005 | unknown
    Photo Release -- Northrop Grumman Pascagoula Shipyard Recovery Underway PASCAGOULA, Miss , Sept. 2, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) heavy equipment operator Owen McLeod clears storm debris from the dry dock alongside the large-deck amphibious carrier Makin Island (LHD 8) during recovery operations at Northrop Grumman's Pascagoula shipyard, part of the Ship Systems sector. A photo accompanying this release is available at: http://media.primezone.com/noc/ Northrop Grumman's Owen McLeod clears storm debris from the dry dock alongside the large-deck amphibious carrier Makin Island (LHD 8) during recovery operations at Northrop Grumman's Pascagoula ship yard. The Ship Systems sector is in...
  • Trail of destruction follows theft of heavy equipment

    08/27/2005 1:39:50 AM PDT · by csvset · 6 replies · 732+ views
    The Virginian-Pilot ^ | August 27, 2005 | MATTHEW ROY
    Trail of destruction follows theft of heavy equipment By MATTHEW ROY, The Virginian-Pilot © August 27, 2005 Last updated: 12:59 AM A small guard shack at Colonna’s Shipyard in Norfolk was knocked down early Friday with a piece of heavy equipment. A Maryland man has been charged in the incident. Mort fryman/the virginian-pilot William G. Ioven NORFOLK — A Maryland man was jailed on charges he stole heavy equipment from a shipyard early Friday and then left a trail of damage until residents nabbed him, police said. A heavy John Deere track loader and a lighter Bobcat skid loader were...
  • Olympia Snowe is for keeping War-Machine running?

    05/16/2005 11:08:35 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 9 replies · 642+ views
    Reuters ^ | 05/16/05 | Jessica Rinaldi
    Senator Olympia Snowe (R-ME) speaks out against plans to close the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard during a rally held at the shipyard in Kittery, Maine, May 16, 2005. Last week the Pentagon recommended the closure of 33 major domestic U.S. military bases and the realignment of 29 more, threatening a hard economic blow to many communities across the country. REUTERS/Jessica Rinaldi
  • Norwegian shipowner Odfjell orders 2 ships for total USD 116 mln from Polish shipyard SSN

    09/10/2004 10:39:14 AM PDT · by Grzegorz 246 · 280+ views
    Interfax ^ | 09.09.2004
    Warsaw. (Interfax-Europe) - Norwegian shipowner Odfjell ASA has ordered two chemical tankers for a total of USD 116 mln from Polish ship maker Stocznia Szczecinska Nowa (SSN), as reported by the Polish state agency PAP and cited by Internet portal onet.pl. "I can confirm that the Norwegians ordered two chemical ships but I am not confirming the price," Piotr Gumowski of SSN's sales office told Interfax. The ships, which increase Odfjell's total number of ships ordered from SSN to eight, are to be delivered in 2006 and 2007. Odfjell transports chemicals and other specialty bulk liquids, and also provides related...
  • US defense contractor Lockheed Martin signs Poland's SSN to build 4 ships by 2008

    07/02/2004 9:05:42 AM PDT · by Grzegorz 246 · 11 replies · 286+ views
    Interfax ^ | 2.07.2004
    Warsaw. (Interfax-Europe) - US-based defense contractor Lockheed Martin signed state-owned Polish ship builder Stocznia Szczecinska Nowa (SSN) to build four ships by 2008 as part of an offset deal concerning Poland's purchase of American F-16 fighter jets, the shipyard said in a statement Thursday. In the first stage of the project, SSN is to build two container ships, valued at a total of USD 80 mln, which are to be delivered in 2007. SSN and Lockheed are also beginning work on the second stage of the project, which includes the construction of two other ships in 2007 and 2008. "The...