The tugboat Honor assists in the towing of a section of the Midtown Tunnel that connects Portsmouth and Norfolk, Va., on June 10, 2014, near Sparrows Point, Md. (Photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Jonathan Lindberg)

Looking to Boost Maritime Security Program in Midst of a Global Pandemic

It’s been said that economic security is national security. And the maritime industry is a critical component of national defense, keeping commerce flowing, and providing military sealift when needed.

But those private companies are struggling right now because of the coronavirus pandemic.

The Virginia Port Authority reported that cargo tonnage was down 9 percent in the month of March, and leaders there in April predicted “tough weeks ahead.”

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