Superstructure for new Washington State ferry Suquamish to set sail Wednesday from Tacoma to Seattle
About a year before its scheduled official launch as the newest member of Washington State Ferries’ fleet, the superstructure of the 144-car ferry Suquamish will move by barge from Jesse Co.’s fabrication facility near the Port of Tacoma to Vigor’s Harbor Island Shipyard in Seattle.
Vigor has begun construction of a fifth 45’ Response Boat - Medium C (RB-M C) for its long-time customer, the New York Police Department Harbor Unit.
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Vigor recently launched The Harvest, the first complex liquefied ammonia transport barge built in the United States for Jones Act trade since 1982.
Building on its ongoing investments in critical infrastructure and fulfilling a promise to customers to expand West Coast drydock capacity, Vigor has entered into an agreement to purchase a drydock from a Korean seller.
“It’s an honor for us to partner with Washington State Ferries to deliver the Chimacum to the citizens of Washington,” said Frank Foti, Vigor CEO. “We’re proud to support the many communities and hundreds of thousands of people who rely on the ferry system every day. Each ferry built here in Washington helps shipyards throughout Puget Sound retain skills vital to the maritime industry and supports hundreds of jobs.”