Kvichak Marine Industries and Vigor Industrial Announce Merger
Kvichak Marine Industries and Vigor Industrial are merging to unite their strengths in the design and fabrication of aluminum workboats, shipbuilding, and boat building. The merger positions combined company to play a dominant role in recapitalization of North Pacific fishing fleet and emerging Arctic oil gas operations.
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. Read More »
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. Read More »
“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.” Read More »
Vigor’s Seattle shipyard recently delivered the Dale R Lindsey, a 95’ x 38’ x 16’, 3,000 hp ATB Twin Screw Tug to Harley Marine Services Inc. This is the eleventh vessel built by Vigor for its long-time customer, Harley Marine. Two 83,000 bbl., double-hull ATB tank barges, Fight ALS and Fight Fanconi Anemia, were recently completed at the Portland, Ore. shipyard. Read More »
Granite Point and Ryan Point, which are the newest inland river towboats in Tidewater Transportation and Terminals’ fleet, were christened Saturday, June 11, during a late afternoon ceremony at Vancouver Landing in Vancouver, Washington. Read More »