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  • 22 November 2013
    Vessels

    Washington State Ferries is another step closer to significantly reducing fuel costs and transportation emissions by switching a class of vessels from diesel fuel to liquefied natural gas. After more than three years of study, WSF has a plan to safely convert six Issaquah Class vessels to run on cleaner-burning LNG. The proposal was officially submitted […]

  • 22 November 2013
    Business & Finance

    Washington State Ferries is another step closer to significantly reducing fuel costs and transportation emissions by switching a class of vessels from diesel fuel to liquefied natural gas. After more than three years of study, WSF has a plan to safely convert six Issaquah Class vessels to run on cleaner-burning LNG. The proposal was officially […]

  • 26 November 2013

    Washington State Ferries is another step closer to significantly reducing fuel costs and transportation emissions by switching a class of vessels from diesel fuel to liquefied natural gas. After more than three years of study, WSF has a plan to safely convert six Issaquah Class vessels to run on cleaner-burning LNG. The proposal was officially […]

  • 9 February 2012
    Business & Finance

    Vigor Shipyard has reportedly commenced the construction of a new 144-car ferry. Construction work on this vessel was agreed under a 147M$ agreement signed between Washington State Ferry and Vigor Shipyard on November 1. The 32 M$ ferry design is based on the 130-car Issaquah class, which accounts for the most versatile vessel in the […]

  • 6 October 2011

    If you happen to be in the right place at the right time, you may catch a glimpse of the newest state ferry sailing around Puget Sound in the next couple weeks. Builder Vigor Shipyards plans to start testing the ferry Kennewick this week before delivering it to Washington State Ferries. “We’re looking forward to […]

  • 5 February 2013

    LNG as a fuel is a promising, but new technology. To ensure that the safety, security and operational challenges of such a move is handled in a responsible manner, Washington State Ferries has partnered with DNV, a risk management company with extensive experience of LNG fuelled ships and the infrastructure they demand. DNV has taken […]

  • 5 February 2013
    Business & Finance

    LNG as a fuel is a promising, but new technology. To ensure that the safety, security and operational challenges of such a move is handled in a responsible manner, Washington State Ferries has partnered with DNV, a risk management company with extensive experience of LNG fuelled ships and the infrastructure they demand. DNV has taken […]

  • 23 August 2011

    The Port Townsend and Whidbey Island communities have been seeing record-breaking numbers of tourists as vacationers take advantage of the last few weekends of summer. To help accommodate another influx of tourists expected this weekend, Washington State Ferries (WSF) is scheduling needed repairs to the Chetzemoka for mid-week. WSF has been running the Chetzemoka after […]

  • 30 December 2015
    Business & Finance

    Washington State Ferries is starting off the New Year with construction of a new Olympic Class ferry. Namely, WSF signed a Notice to Proceed last week with shipbuilder Vigor Industrial for work on its fourth 144-vehicle ferry, and work is set to begin in January. Along with the Tokitae, Samish and Chimacum, the fourth Olympic Class […]

  • 15 November 2013
    Business & Finance

      A recent investigation concludes that human error was responsible for a collision Sept. 13 between Washington State Ferries vessel Hyak and a motor yacht. The incident happened at the confluence of Harney and Upright channels in the San Juan Islands, where the Hyak’s starboard bow collided with the port quarter of the yacht. The […]

  • 4 April 2012

    Holding welding torches and wearing safety helmets, the chairs of the Washington State Senate and House transportation committees struck the first ceremonial welds as the keel of Washington’s new 144-car ferry was laid in place at Vigor Industrial’s Harbor Island shipyard. Sen. Mary Margaret Haugen of Camano Island and Rep. Judy Clibborn of Mercer Island […]

  • 20 July 2012

    WSF is moving forward to build new ferries to replace the 1954-era Evegreen State, which is the oldest of the Evergreen State Class of vessels. Nine of WSF’s 23 auto-passenger ferries are between 40 and 65 years old and must be replaced in the next 20 years. Construction works on first ferry began early this […]

  • 5 February 2013
    Vessels

      LNG as a fuel is a promising, but new technology. To ensure that the safety, security and operational challenges of such a move is handled in a responsible manner, Washington State Ferries has partnered with DNV, a risk management company with extensive experience of LNG fuelled ships and the infrastructure they demand. DNV has […]

  • 24 July 2013

    Nichols Brothers Boat Builders (NBBB) is currently building the second of two Washington State 144-Car Ferry Superstructures for Washington State, partnering with Vigor Marine.  NBBB immediately began work on the second Superstructure following the launch of the first. Nichols is assembling sections of the grand mod. Completion of the second Superstructure is scheduled for January […]

  • 9 February 2012

    Vigor Shipyard has reportedly commenced the construction of a new 144-car ferry. Construction work on this vessel was agreed under a USD 147 mln agreement signed between Washington State Ferry and Vigor Shipyard on November 1. The USD 32 million ferry design is based on the 130-car Issaquah class, which accounts for the most versatile […]

  • 6 June 2014
    Business & Finance

    Vigor Fab have delivered the Tokitae, the state’s newest ferry, to Washington State Ferry officials this week. “Vigor Fab built a top-notch, first-in-class vessel on budget and on time to serve WSF’s peak summer season,” said Senior Vice President Joe Corvelli, head of Vigor Fab, Vigor Industrial’s ship building unit. “The Tokitae is the result […]

  • 11 July 2012

    Delivering value for transportation dollars was among attributes cited in a national award presented two days ago to the Washington State Department of Transportation for building three new ferries under budget. WSDOT won the regional “Under Budget, Large Project” category and was recognized for building three, 64-car, 750-passenger vessels on time and at a savings […]

  • 5 August 2013

    US Fab team successfully floated Washington State Ferries’ newest vessel, the 144-car M/V Tokitae, July 19th. The ferry was moved in drydock to the launch location at pier 6, where the drydock was lowered and the ferry pulled out by tugs. The ferry will remain pier side for the next few months for painting, outfitting […]

  • 26 March 2012
    Business & Finance

    The first arc welds on the keel of Washington’s new 144-car ferry will be made later this month by the leaders of the state Legislature transportation committees, Sen. Mary Margaret Haugen of Camano Island and Rep. Judy Clibborn of Mercer Island. The two legislators will join Washington State Ferries officials and ship workers at 11:30 […]

  • 25 April 2012

    Construction will begin in December on a second 144-car ferry. The Ferries Division of the Washington State Department of Transportation and shipbuilder Vigor Industrial signed papers yesterday morning to make the second new vessel a reality for customers of the state ferry system. “This has been a tremendous event for Washington state and our ferry […]

  • 25 April 2012
    Business & Finance

    Construction will begin in December on a second 144-car ferry. The Ferries Division of the Washington State Department of Transportation and shipbuilder Vigor Industrial signed papers yesterday morning to make the second new vessel a reality for customers of the state ferry system. “This has been a tremendous event for Washington state and our ferry […]

  • 26 March 2012

    The first arc welds on the keel of Washington’s new 144-car ferry will be made later this month by the leaders of the state Legislature transportation committees, Sen. Mary Margaret Haugen of Camano Island and Rep. Judy Clibborn of Mercer Island. The two legislators will join Washington State Ferries officials and ship workers at 11:30 […]