Shipbuilding Achievement at Vigors Seattle Shipyard

Press Release
Thursday, March 28, 2013
Preparation to place superstructure. CREDIT: Vigors

U.S. Fab  teams placed a massive superstructure module atop the hull of new WSF ferry.

U.S. Fab teams have been hard at work building two, 144-car ferries at Vigor’s Seattle shipyard for Washington State Ferries.

The  company said it transferred the massive 270’x80’x45’ superstructure for M/V Tokitae onto its newly fabricated hull while both structures were in floating drydocks.

The 1100-ton superstructure was fabricated at Nichols Brothers Boat Builders, part of the statewide team of subcontractors assembled by US Fab. The 362’x83’x24’ hull was fabricated by US Fab shipbuilders at Vigor’s Seattle yard. This time lapse video captures snapshots of the five-hour process during which teams complete the transfer in a precision utilization of drydocks and buoyancy controls.

Watch the video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JllGqjVrqfQ
 

Maritime Reporter April 2015 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

Shipbuilding

China Shipbuilders may Merge to Stay Afloat

The China's four state-run shipping-related companies  are reportedly in the initial phases of combining units in order to beef up the national shipbuilding industry, says local media.

Chevron Hires Norce Endeavour for Thailand Ops

Solstad Offshore ASA (SOFF) has fixed the 2011-built 18,000 dwt crane barge Norce Endeavour to Chevron for work in Thailand next year for around 200 days.   Solstad

Taiwan's Yang Ming Marine to Add Bigger Vessels to its Fleet

Yang Ming Marine Transport Corporation, Taiwnanese global shipping and logistics services company,  will take delivery of 14 large-sized ships over the next two years,

Passenger Vessels

Qatar to Contract 6,000 Rooms on Cruise Ships for 2022 World Cup

Reviving an idea to lodge some football fans and guests during the 2022 World Cup in “floating hotels,” the Qatar Tourism Authority (QTA) has announced plans to contract at least 6,

Kvichak Wins Contract to Build Two Ferries

Kvichak Marine Industries, a Vigor Industrial Company, was awarded a contract by the Water Emergency Transportation Authority (WETA), San Francisco, Calif. for

Canada's Ferry Operators Highlight Safety

As Canadians remember the tragic sinking of the Korean ferry, MV Sewol, one year ago today, Canada’s ferry operators remind Canadians of the notable safety track record of its sector.

Ferries

Kvichak Wins Contract to Build Two Ferries

Kvichak Marine Industries, a Vigor Industrial Company, was awarded a contract by the Water Emergency Transportation Authority (WETA), San Francisco, Calif. for

Canada's Ferry Operators Highlight Safety

As Canadians remember the tragic sinking of the Korean ferry, MV Sewol, one year ago today, Canada’s ferry operators remind Canadians of the notable safety track record of its sector.

OSK-ShipTech Acquires Jørgen Petersen

OSK-ShipTech A/S has acquired consulting naval architects A/S Jørgen Petersen who has more than 40 years of experience in ship design and consulting in the marine industry.

 
 
Maritime Contracts Maritime Security Maritime Standards Naval Architecture Navigation Pipelines Pod Propulsion Salvage Ship Electronics Ship Repair
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.1360 sec (7 req/sec)