PASCAGOULA, Miss , Sept. 2, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) heavy equipment operator Owen McLeod clears storm debris from the dry dock alongside the large-deck amphibious carrier Makin Island (LHD 8) during recovery operations at Northrop Grumman's Pascagoula shipyard, part of the Ship Systems sector.
The Ship Systems sector is in recovery mode. Critical supplies for recovery of operations and support to personnel have flowed into company facilities over the last 24 hours. All facilities are making progress in damage assessment, clean-up and restoration of capabilities. Of highest priority are the direct support of company personnel and the restoration of shipbuilding operations. The sector is experiencing progress in virtually all areas to bring its operations online.
Northrop Grumman Ship Systems includes primary operations in Pascagoula and Gulfport, Miss.; and in New Orleans and Tallulah, La., as well as in a network of fleet support offices in the U.S. and Japan. Ship Systems is one of the nation's leading full-service systems companies for the design, engineering, construction and life-cycle support of major surface ships for the U.S. Navy, U.S. Coast Guard and international navies.
CONTACT: Brian Cullin Northrop Grumman Ship Systems (202) 264-7113