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NOAA returns maintenance work to Curtis Bay

The National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration will send part of its Atlantic research fleet to the Curtis Bay Coast Guard Yard over the next five years, a maintenance project that will keep 15 to 20 workers busy. U.S. Sen. Barbara Mikulski announced the agreement Tuesday, saying it reestablishes a relationship between the federal agencies and continues work at one of Anne Arundel County's largest employers. More than 600 civilian and Coast Guard personnel work at the yard. "By taking advantage of the yard's reliable expertise, NOAA can expect reduced delays in maintenance periods, which will mean more time collecting valuable fisheries data offshore and more...

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