Wednesday, January 9, 2008

HI Superferry: Very Interesting Blog today on JHSV


Tuesday, January 8, 2008
"CNO Shipyard Tour!
Well, we thought the CNO visit to Bath this week might be a precursor to a JHSV award--a decision, by the way, that is due really, really soon. But, no, sometimes a tour is just a tour--the CNO is visiting shipyards all week.
The trip includes visits to Portsmouth Shipyard (Portsmouth, N.H.), Bath Iron Works (Brunswick, Maine), three Northrop Grumman Ship Systems sites to include Ingalls (Pascagoula, Miss.), Avondale (New Orleans, La.) and Gulfport (Gulfport, Miss.), Austal USA Shipbuilding (Mobile, Ala.), Marinette Marine (Marinette, Wisc.) and National Steel and Shipbuilding Company (San Diego).Austal? Marinette Marine? Good. We're thrilled the CNO is heaping some attention on the small yards. Might he take some time to stop off and see VT Halter Marine? It's in Pascagoula--won't take much time, but they've done good work. Give 'em a quick "attaboy." It'll mean a lot.And it would totally irritate the heck out of Cynthia Brown and her "American Shipbuilder Association" Dynamic and Northrop Grumman yards.(And, speaking of the Joint High Speed Vessels....Has anybody seen a plan? An outline of a proposal? Nobody has released anything--amazing for what might become a pretty important civil-spec platform.)
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Aloha, Brad

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