Congressman Ander Crenshaw today (3/29) lauded a General Accounting (GAO) Office Report on the ship repair assets needed to homeport a nuclear aircraft carrier at Mayport, calling it "fantastic news" for the First Coast.
"Mayport's ship repair team has proven itself 1,000 times over from the 2003 JFK overhaul to the work on our newest LCS ships," said Crenshaw, a member of the Defense Appropriations Subcommittee. "I'm glad the GAO recognizes their talents and couldn't agree more."
The GAO's report entitled "Subject: Defense Infrastructure: Ability of Ship Maintenance Industrial Base to Support a Nuclear Aircraft Carrier at Naval Station Mayport" is the final of three commissioned by Congress on Mayport. In early March, the GAO reported that the costs to make Mayport nuclear ready were between $181 million and $278 million below the Navy's estimates.