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Jill Mackie
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News by Year

January 24, 2019

Jacqueline (Jackie) O’Brien joins Vigor as EVP of Strategy and Business Development

Vigor is pleased to announce the addition of Jackie O’Brien to Vigor’s leadership team.

January 23, 2019

Vigor Awarded $7.3 million contract for US Coast Guard Cutter Healy maintenance

In early January, the US Coast Guard’s most technology advanced polar icebreaker arrived at Vigor’s Seattle, Washington shipyard for maintenance.

Photo of Suquamish

July 26, 2018

Vigor delivers Suquamish to WSF

A new vessel has joined the state ferry fleet. On Thursday, July 26, Washington State Ferries officially accepted the Suquamish from ship builder Vigor.

Photograph of Argo Ferry arriving in San Francisco

July 11, 2018

Vigor delivers third Hydrus class 400 passenger ferry to WETA

Vigor recently delivered Argo, the third of four all aluminum, 400 passenger ferries to the Water Emergency Transportation Authority (WETA) in San Francisco, California.

May 14, 2018

Vigor adds $42.2 million contract award for USS Sampson repairs and alterations.

The U.S. Navy has awarded a $42.2 million dollar contract to Vigor for repairs and changes to the guided-missile destroyer USS Sampson.

Photo of the Tommy Thompson.

May 2, 2018

R/V Thomas G. Thompson is back in service

Vigor Seattle recently completed a mid-life refit of the research vessel Thomas G. Thompson owned by the US Navy and operated by the University of Washington.

April 13, 2018

Two industry leaders join the Vigor team

Vigor is pleased to welcome two well-known names in the maritime industry to its team, Bill Blount and Richard McCreary.

January 31, 2018

Wave energy conversion Pioneer, Ocean Energy, Partners with Vigor to build wave energy buoy.

Some 7,000 miles separates Ireland and Hawaii but, as island peoples, both have always looked to their respective oceans for resources, inspiration and opportunity.

Image of MSV(L) winning design

October 2, 2017

Vigor wins award to build the U.S. Army’s Maneuver Support Vessel (Light), MSV(L), a new generation of landing craft for U.S. Army.

In a highly competitive bid process, the U.S. Army has chosen the Vigor design for its new generation of landing craft.

August 15, 2017

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.