Vigor to end lease early, close Everett shipyard

(EVERETT, Wash.) — Vigor Industrial has offered to pay the Port of Everett nearly $1 million to end its lease early and shut down its shipyard here, the Everett Herald reported. In recent years, Vigor Industrial has done “minimal work” at the shipyard, which typically had only a skeleton staff of about 10, said Jill Mackie, a senior vice president at the company. With busier and bigger shipyards in Seattle and Tacoma, staying in Everett “no longer makes business sense for Vigor,” she said. Everett Shipyard focused on maintenance and repair work for Washington ferries when Todd Shipyards bought the privately owned company in 2008. Vigor Industrial then purchased Todd in 2011.

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By Professional Mariner Staff