Vigor Wins $7.3 Mln Contract for USCG Icebreaker Maintenance

Maritime Activity Reports, Inc.

January 23, 2019

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

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

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.

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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