The Portsmouth Naval Shipyard has prepared for Hurricane Sandy. There are three ships on the premises now. The Shipyard’s commander, Captain Bryant Fuller, says two of them are safe from Sandy in their dry dock. Bryant says one ship -- the ex-USS Memphis -- is tied to the pier, and exposed to the elements:
We’ve gone through and made sure we’ve got plenty of lines in place, and we have alarms to monitor conditions on board the ship, but we’ve pretty much just got that ship buttoned up.
Bryant says they have shifted their power source from the Northeast grid to their own power plant, and are prepared for any potential localized flooding.