F/V Arctic Prowler Christened at Ketchikan Shipyard
The 136' longliner Arctic Prowler, the first large commercial fishing vessel built in Alaska, and the first vessel constructed in Vigor Alaska's new 70,000 foot assembly hall, was christened in October at our Ketchikan facility.
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News Releases & Articles
Vigor Industrial CEO Frank Foti to Discuss "Resurgence of the Pacific Northwest Maritime Industry" during Keynote Address at Pacific Marine Expo's Boatyard Day.
State agencies and educators in Southeast Alaska are joining forces with private industry to give kids a look at family-wage careers in the shipyard.
US Fab, Vigor’s fabrication and shipbuilding subsidiary, is now Vigor Fab. Alaska Ship and Drydock, which operates the Ketchikan shipyard in Alaska, is now Vigor Alaska.
Alaska Longline, LLC, and Vigor Alaska will christen the F/V Arctic Prowler on Oct. 5, 2013. The ceremony for the new 136 ft. freezer longliner will be held at the Ketchikan Shipyard in Ketchikan, Alaska.
The Harbor Island Training Center, which opens with a ribbon cutting ceremony June 7, will provide students with the industrial skills they need to get family-wage jobs at the region’s industrial manufacturers.
The Vigor Seattle Maritime Festival begins Tuesday and runs through Saturday with fun, food and maritime facts for the whole family on the Seattle Waterfront.
US Fab, a Vigor Industrial company, delivered its latest purpose built vessel to Washington’s King County: a unique maintenance and moorage barge designed to serve the day-to-day needs of the county’s passenger-only ferry fleet.
Vigor Industrial has strengthened its sales and marketing team with the recent promotions of Bryan Nichols and Grant Fosheim, two maritime industry professionals.
03/12/13 - 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.
A recent article written under the "Opinion" section of the Ketchikan Daily News highlights ASD's operations of the Ketchikan Shipyard.
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.
Vigor Fab, a Vigor Industrial company, will soon begin construction on a 250’x70’x15’8” deck barge for Harley Marine Services at Vigor’s Swan Island shipyard in Portland, Oregon.
Chamber President and CEO Maud Daudon, enterpriseSeattle President Jeff Marcell and Chamber SVP Charles Knutson recently met with senior executives at the Vigor Industrial on Harbor Island.
In just under three months, Vigor Marine replaced the bow of Olympic Spirit, an 80,000 BBL double hull petroleum barge owned by Harley Marine subsidiary, Olympic Tug & Barge, Inc
Vigor Fab, a Vigor Industrial company, has been awarded the contract to build a 242'x54' split hull dump barge for American Construction.
The October 2012 issue of MarineNews features Vigor's OPC on the front cover as well as six page article that highlights Vigor's OPC campaign.
Today, Vigor Industrial unveiled its innovative and affordable design for the USCG Offshore Patrol Cutter.
New state-of-the-art shipbuilding production center opens for business in Ketchikan, Alaska. Alaska Ship & Drydock already at work on the first vessel to be completed in the facility, a 136’ longliner
Vigor Industrial was highlighted in a four-page feature article in the July 2012 issue of Maritime Reporter. The article starts on page 24 and the online version can be found here on marinelink.com.
The three new 64-car, 750 passenger ferries constructed by Vigor Fab, a Vigor Industrial new-build subsidiary won the regional “Under Budget, Large Project” category in the American Transportation Awards competition sponsored by AASHTO.
The Kulluk and Noble Discoverer set sail for the Arctic today from Vigor Industrial’s Seattle shipyard, following completion of extensive environmental and safety upgrades by its commercial ship repair subsidiary, Vigor Marine.
Vigor Marine recently converted a 350' x 76' x 22' petroleum tank barge to an OSRV which will be part of Shell exploratory drilling fleet this season.
Vigor Fab delivers a 180’ x 52’ x 10’ covered paper barge to Georgia-Pacific.
The Vigor Seattle Maritime Festival 2012 May 8-12 is an entertaining, delicious and potentially career-launching opportunity to learn more about the multi-billion-dollar maritime industry on the Seattle waterfront. Who is Vigor Industrial, and why would they do this?
The Alaska Marine Highway System (AMHS) announced today that Alaska Ship and Drydock LLC (ASD) has officially signed on as a partner with the State of Alaska to design the Alaska Class Ferry.
Construction will begin in December on a second 144-car ferry. The Ferries Division of the Washington State Department of Transportation and shipbuilder Vigor Industrial signed papers this morning to make the second new vessel a reality for customers of the state ferry system.
Oregon’s Senator Jeff Merkley today kicked off a two week tour of Oregon manufacturing facilities with a tour of Vigor Industrial and a roundtable discussion with Portland area manufacturing businesses
Sen. Mary Margaret Haugen & Rep. Judy Clibborn wield torches to celebrate keel-laying for the state’s newest ferry.
The first arc welds on the keel of Washington’s new 144-car ferry will be made later this month.
The new and expanded future for shipbuilding, ship repair and maritime jobs in Alaska starts today.
The sale of Alaska Ship & Drydock is the only way to build Ketchikan Shipyard into a world-class facility.
Combination to Further Strengthen Maritime Industry and Jobs in Alaska and Across the Pacific Northwest
Workboat Magazine Names US Fab Ferries “Significant Boat of 2011”
Multi-company approach means 500 jobs across the region.
12/05/11 - American shipyards urge Congress to protect U.S. Arctic security by returning 'perfectly sound and capable' icebreakers to active service
Vigor Industrial Exec Says Two Coast Guard Vessels Can Be Restored to Patrol the Arctic in Two Years
Minority investment designed to sustain jobs in maritime and other industries.
Frank Foti knows exactly what gives him a competitive edge: People.
One of the leading maritime business development professionals in the Pacific Northwest joins forces with Vigor Industrial.