Vigor Wins $7.3 Mln Contract for USCG Icebreaker Maintenance

January 23, 2019

The U.S. Coast Guard’s polar medium icebreaker Healy arrived at Vigor’s Seattle shipyard in early January for maintenance.

The $7.3 million contract includes sea valve renewal and overhaul, bow thruster modifications, ballast tank and underwater hull paint preservation and various machinery overhauls.

U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Healy (Photo: Vigor)
U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Healy (Photo: Vigor)

The vessel will be at Vigor’s Harbor Island facility through June 2019.

The 20-year-old Healy was built at Louisiana's former Avondale Shipyard and commissioned in 1999. It is one of two icebreakers currently in operation for the U.S. Coast Guard, along with 42-year-old heavy icebreaker Polar Star.

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