A fire burns aboard the nuclear-powered submarine USS Miami on May 23, 2012.
KITTERY, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- The U.S. Navy has awarded a $94 million contract for planning and repair work on the USS Miami.
The Navy awarded the contract Friday to a team lead by General Dynamics Electric Boat to provide design and planning services, repair material ordering, and pre-fabrication efforts required to repair the USS Miami. Huntington Ingalls Industries will be assisting General Dynamics Electric Boat with the effort. The contract includes an option worth an additional $6 million.
The USS Miami was severly damaged by fire earlier this year while in dry dock at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard in Kittery. It suffered $450 million in damage, and a former shipyard worker is accused of setting the fire and is awaiting trial in federal court in Portland. 24-year-old Casey Fury told Navy investigators he set the fire because he was feeling anxious and wanted to go home.