Pennsylvania Business Report

Federal agency authorizes construction of military vessels at Philly Shipyard

By Melina Druga  |  January 22, 2021

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Maritime Administration recently authorized the construction of two additional National Security Multi-Mission Vessels (NSMV) to be constructed at the Philly Shipyard. State maritime academies graduate approximately 70 percent of all new officers annually, and the vessels will replace training vessels at the maritime academies in Castine, Maine, and Galveston, Texas. The NSMV will have space for up to 600 cadets and feature modern medical faciliti...

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