News & Press Archive - 2013

Washington Governor makes weld on state’s second 144-car ferry; Vigor Industrial hits major milestone on first ferry

Washington Governor Jay Inslee officially kicked off the construction of M/V Samish, the state’s newest 144-car ferry, by making the first weld on the vessel at Vigor Industrial’s Seattle shipyard Friday. Earlier in the week US Fab, the Vigor company building the vessels, hit a major project milestone on the first ferry, the M/V Tokitae, when the company transferred the 1110-ton superstructure onto the hull. Read More »

Vigor signs deal for largest floating drydock in the United States

Vigor Industrial has reached an agreement with Daoda Marine Heavy Industry Company (DDHI) to purchase a new floating drydock for $40 million. At 960 feet long, with an inside width of 186 feet and a lifting capacity of 80,000 long tons, it will be the largest floating drydock in the United States. Read More »