Navy Forces Naval Maritime Defense Security Industry

According to a contract published by the United States Department of Defense on December 31, 2020, Thoma-Sea Marine Constructors LLC,* Houma, Louisiana, is awarded a $178,082,877 firm-fixed-price modification to a previously-awarded contract to exercise options for the detail design and construction of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Auxiliary General Oceanographic Research Variant (NAV) Ship 1 and Ship 2.

According to information published by the United States Department of Defense (DoD), the crew of the new U.S. Coast Guard USCGC Stone (WMSL 758) cutter departed from Pascagoula, Mississippi to conducts its first multi-month deployment to the South Atlantic countering illegal, unregulated, and unreported fishing while strengthening relationships for maritime sovereignty and security throughout the region.

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