Starting in mid-November, the Navy will expand areas off the East Coast where it limits the use of sonar and explosives. It also will broadcast more information on sightings to prevent military and commercial ships from striking right whales.
The blaze broke out around 8 p.m. Saturday inside the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer Oscar Austin, which is undergoing extended maintenance work at BAE's 109-acre facility along the Elizabeth River.
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The bill authorizes $10.6 billion for the Coast Guard in fiscal year 2019, a roughly 16 percent increase from 2017 that would help modernize its aging fleet of cutters and aircraft. The Coast Guard is the primary federal authority for maritime safety and security on the U.S. coast and in ports and inland waterways.
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