Vigor Industrial puts continent’s largest drydock to work


The SS Algol, which is 936 feet long, docked at the Vigorous on Monday.

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The SS Algol, which is 936 feet long, docked at the Vigorous on Monday.

To load the cargo ship, the U-shaped drydock was lowered into the water during high tide — creating enough room for the SS Algol to be floated aboard under the guidance of two tug boats and a variety of cranes, guided ropes and workers. Once positioned, the drydock re-floated, bringing the SS Algol completely out of the water so repairs can be done.  

Vigor workers will spend 25 days repairing the ship before it’s offloaded to make space for the SS Algol’s sister ship, the SS Capella. The second ship is sitting in the meantime in Vigor’s Swan Island yard.

Read more at OregonLive.com.




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