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.
U.S.-built trawler will be most environmental friendly yet
The ship, to be named America’s Finest, has been designed to operate within the parameters set by Amendment 80 to the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands (BSAI) Fishery Management Plan which allocates several Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands (BSAI) non-pollock trawl groundfish species among trawl fishery sectors.
Bollinger delivers FRC named for Normandy hero
The 154 foot patrol craft William Trump is the eleventh vessel in the Coast Guard’s Sentinel-class FRC program.
Damen Vlissingen to upgrade Helix’s MSV Seawell
The upgrade includes an exchange of all six gensets including new foundations, overhaul of all thrusters and azimuths, replacement of two cherry pickers and the existing twin slewing cranes by a new single boom 50 t crane with active heave compensation.
Vroon christens five newbuilds at Chinese shipyard
The vessels christened were VOS Pride and VOS Prime, two multi-purpose platform-supply vessels (MPSV), plus VOS Glamour, VOS Glory and VOS Gorgeous, three 60 m field-support vessels (FSV).