An industry that buoys the island: Ship repair continues to offer work

An industry that buoys the island: Ship repair continues to offer work

BY MAUREEN N. MARATITA

Journal Staff

The ship repair industry on Guam has long been a balancing act between military bean counting of operational costs and the need for mission-ready operations that can repair ships in the middle of the Pacific. 

Through the years, different strategies have seesawed federal policy to ship repair and affected the industry on island. 

Recently, the U.S. Navy changed its Guam plans again. 

Companies working in the ship repair industry had most recently done business on assigned federal and local property. 

Guam Industrial Services Inc., which does . . .

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