September 1, 2008
Gulf Coast shipbuilders respond to Gustav
As Hurricane Gustav bore down, America's Gulf Coast shipbuilders announced closures and put contingency plans into effect.
Northrop Grumman Shipbuilding announced that production work at its Pascagoula, Miss., and Avondale, New Orleans, facilities is suspended until Monday morning, Sept 8. Production work at its Gulfport, Miss. facility is suspended Tuesday, Sept.2, through Friday, Sept. 5.
Bollinger Shipyards announced that all its facilities with the exception of Texas City would be closed Tuesday and Wednesday.
Edison Chouest Offshore is operating in Phase 5 of its Corporate Emergency Plan and is asking employees to monitor http://www.eco-emergency.com