Purpose-Built Liquefied Ammonia Barge Joins Jones Act Fleet

West Coast shipbuilder Vigor Industrial has delivered the articulated tug barge Harvest, the first purpose-built liquefied ammonia transport barge built in the United States for Jones Act trade in over three decades. Delivery was confirmed Tuesday by classification society ABS, which classed the ATB as well as the connecting tug Abundance, constructed and delivered by … [Read more...]

Delivery of the Harvest represents significant milestone for the U.S. fleet.

(Houston) ABS, a leading provider of classification and technical services to the marine and offshore industries, is pleased to confirm that the ABS-classed Harvest, an articulated tug barge (ATB) purpose-built to transport liquefied anhydrous ammonia, has been delivered to a subsidiary of Savage Companies by U.S. shipbuilder Vigor. “The delivery of this ATB represents a … [Read more...]

Washington State Ferries Orders Fourth Olympic Ferry

Washington State Ferries is ending the year with an order for its fourth new Olympic Class ferry at Vigor Industrial. WSF signed a Notice to Proceed last week with shipbuilder Vigor for work on its fourth 144-vehicle ferry, with work to begin in January. The new ferry, along with the ferries' Tokitae, Samish and Chimacum, will be replacing four of Washington … [Read more...]

Vigor Merges With Aluminum Workboat Builder Kvichak Marine

Kvichak Marine Industries and Vigor Industrial have announced that the two companies are merging to draw larger projects and more jobs to the U.S. Pacific Northwest. Under the terms of the merger, Kvichak will become a wholly owned subsidiary of Vigor. Kvichak’s current owners, Jim Meckley, Brian Thomas and Keith Whittemore, will join Vigor as shareholders and continue … [Read more...]

New Alaska State Ferries to Feature Rolls-Royce Propulsion Systems

Rolls-Royce says it has been selected by the Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities and Vigor Alaska to provide the propulsion systems for two future Alaska-class ferries that will be built by Vigor Alaska in Ketchikan, Alaska. The two ferries will feature a range of Rolls-Royce technology, including reduction gearboxes, tunnel thrusters and steering … [Read more...]