KITTERY, Maine - Maine's senior U.S. senator says the U.S. Navy should improve the capacity of public shipyard dry docks to accommodate more ships.
Sen. Susan Collins, a Republican, is a member of the Senate Committee on Appropriations. Her state includes Portsmouth Naval Shipyard in Kittery, Maine.
Collins says the Navy's request includes $62 million to consolidate paint, blast and rubber fabrication facilities at the Portsmouth shipyard. She says the work is needed, and that shipyard infrastructure in the country at large needs improvement.