Congresswoman: Miami Will Get Repaired

March 26, 2013 8:23 AM
USS Miami (SSN-755) on March, 15 2012 at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard. US Navy Photo
USS Miami (SSN-755) on March, 15 2012 at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard. US Navy Photo

The U.S. Navy submarine damaged by an arsonist in Kittery, Maine will be repaired, said Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter on Monday.

During a tour of the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, Shea-Porter said work on the USS Miami would continue following the passage of the latest Continuing Resolution, a stopgap measure to keep the government funded in lieu of an approved budget.

Repair of the nuclear attack boat was put into question following across the board Pentagon sequestration cuts and prospect of a yearlong Continuing Resolution.

“Contained in the continuing resolution passed last Thursday is $150 million toward the repair of the USS Miami,” reported Seacoastonline.

“The Pentagon received $10.1 billion from that measure, which runs the government through the end of September. The bill specifically identifies the spending for the Miami.”

On March 18 Casey James Fury, 25, was sentenced to 17 years in prison for a May, 23 fire aboard the Los Angeles-class submarine.

Sam LaGrone

Sam LaGrone

Sam LaGrone is the editor of USNI News. He has covered legislation, acquisition and operations for the Sea Services since 2009 and spent time underway with the U.S. Navy, U.S. Marine Corps and the Canadian Navy.
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