At our historic 27-acre Harbor Island center, overlooking downtown Seattle on the edge of Elliott Bay, our workers are building on the nearly hundred-year history of Todd Pacific Shipyards, which Vigor Industrial acquired in 2011.
In Seattle, US Fab, Vigor Marine and Vigor Shipyards build, repair and modernize vessels on three floating drydocks with up to 18,000 long ton capacity, on six piers, with 12 cranes and in extensive indoor assembly, machine and paint shops.
The expert craftspeople here have built and maintained hundreds of ships for the U.S. Navy, dating back to early 20th century submarines. We’ve already built more ferries here than any other firm for the largest system in the United States; we’re now building a ninth for Washington State Ferries to carry 144 cars and 1500 passengers. And in the heart of the Pacific Northwest fishing fleet, we provide a full range of services for the full scope of passenger, fishing and all types of cargo vessels, workboats, tugs, barges and more.
Our Seattle teams are experienced Arctic support specialists for both the commercial and government sectors. Our Harbor Island yard is a prime maintenance center for the U.S. Coast Guard, from major overhauls of all Hamilton Class High Endurance Cutters in the mid ‘80s and early ‘90s, to multi-year contracts for the Coast Guard’s medium icebreaker USCGC HEALY, to our work to put America back in the heavy icebreaker business with the USCGC POLAR STAR by 2013 and, pending approval, the USCGC POLAR SEA soon thereafter.