Vigor Marine Projects

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Explore Our Projects

  • Norwegian Star

    Norwegian Star

    In March, 2015, the Norwegian Star became the first cruise ship to drydock at Vigor’s Swan Island shipyard since the acquisition of Vigorous, the largest floating drydock in North America. The 2,300 passenger cruise ship owned by Norwegian Cruise Lines arrived for a tight ten day drydocking schedule.

  • Norwegian Star

    USNS John Glenn and USNS Montford Point

    Vigor built and installed add-on modules on the Mobile Landing Platform (MLP) Class vessels USNS Montford Point (MLP 1) and USNS John Glenn (MLP 2) for Naval Sea Systems Command.



    Vigor teams in Seattle completed a major refitting of the Alaska Ocean, a 376-foot factory trawler owned by Glacier Fish Company LLC of Seattle, Washington.  The ship trawls for Alaska Pollock and cod in the Bering Sea, where it is filleted and flash-frozen onboard.

  • Olympic Spirit - Bow Replacement

    Olympic Spirit - Bow Replacement

    In just under three months, Vigor replaced the 300 ton bow of Olympic Spirit, an 80,000 BBL double hull petroleum barge owned by Harley Marine subsidiary, Olympic Tug & Barge, Inc. Meeting the aggressive schedule has helped keep Harley’s fleet in the water where it needs to be to continue to provide quality marine services.

  • Fireboat Chief Seattle

    Fireboat Chief Seattle

    Vigor teams in Everett, WA completed a major retrofit of the 97’ Chief Seattle, a centerpiece of the Seattle Fire Department’s efforts to improve and upgrade its fireboat fleet. Originally built in 1984, Vigor transformed Chief Seattle into a modern firefighting machine capable of pumping 10,000 gallons of water per minute and outfitted with state-of-the-art technology. The work will easily extend her service life by another 20 years.

  • F/V Pacific Ram

    F/V Pacific Ram

    Trident Seafoods came to the experts at Vigor in Tacoma to help expand the fish hold capacity of this 82' x 27' catcher boat. When all was said and done, this vessel was widened by five feet on either side and has an additional 35 percent of fish hold capacity while remaing under 200 GRT. Length, depth, and crew complement for this vessel remained unchanged.

  • Drill Rig Kulluk and Noble Discoverer

    Drill Rig Kulluk and Noble Discoverer

    Vigor performed extensive environmental and safety upgrades on the Kulluk and Noble Discoverer for Shell Alaska’s offshore exploratory drilling operations. Ensuring quality and safety at all levels was the primary focus of this project.

  • Coastal Fleet

    Coastal Fleet

    Coastal Transportation turned to Vigor to improve the capacity, hydrodynamics, and fuel efficiency of its fleet. This project for Coastal Progress was completed in two separate phases over several years, adding significant amenities, improved vessel performance and a 35% increase in cargo capacity. Vigor has performed similar work for another Coastal vessel.

  • F/T Ocean Peace

    F/T Ocean Peace

    The F/T Ocean Peace is one of the largest factory trawlers in the Amendment 80 Fleet. Her owners turned to Vigor to make her even better. This quick-turn project was completed in about 4 months, greatly increasing the vessel’s fish hold capacity and efficiency.