Posted: Jun 30, 2010 6:15 AM by Andrea Fontenot
Source: Associated Press
A Lockport shipbuilder and a New Orleans design firm won a $7.3 million U.S. Navy contract to build a
90-foot survey vessel for the government of Oman.
Thoma-Sea Shipbuilders LLC and Technology Associates Inc. bid under a Navy program that sells military supplies and assets to foreign countries.
Thoma-Sea says the boat will make hydrographic and environmental surveys in harbors and bays of territorial waters of Oman, which is on the Persian Gulf.
This is the area's third Foreign Military Sales contract.
Houma-based Gulf Island Fabrication is a subcontractor on offshore supply vessels for the Iraqi navy.
Swiftships of Morgan City has a $180 million contract for other Iraqi naval boats and a $23 million agreement to train Iraqi sailors.