Huge drydock welcomes its first ship;

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Huge drydock welcomes its first ship

November 26, 2014—The largest floating drydock in North America—the 80,000-ton lifting capacity Vigorous—got busy on November 17 with its first drydocking, after being christened by Vigor Industrial at its Portland, OR, facility. The 946 ft vehicle cargo ship SS Algol (T-AKR 287) was the first ship to be serviced in the $50-million drydock. Algol’s sister vessel, SS Capella, is awaiting repairs at Vigor’s Swan Island shipyard.

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