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
 

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