Tug Invader refloated in Everett, Washington

EVERETT, Wash, — Salvage operations, Monday, successfully refloated the tug Invader, which had been submerged in a sunken drydock in Everett since Sunday, March 18, 2012. The day-long effort to right the tug by Global Diving & Salvage on behalf of Vigor Marine was supervised by the U.S. Coast Guard and the Washington Dept. of Ecology. The estimated 60,000 gallons of diesel fuel, remaining sealed...

Coast Guard response to sunken dry dock continues

EVERETT, Wash. — The Coast Guard and Washington Dept. of Ecology are maintaining oversight of the response by Vigor Marine to a submerged dry dock and partially submerged tug at the company’s shipyard in Everett, Wednesday. Divers from Global Diving and Salvage, contracted by Vigor, are removing debris, which is limited to the controlled waters immediately surrounding the vessel. Teams are working...

Coast Guard continues to monitor response to sunken dry dock, tug

EVERETT, Wash. – The Coast Guard and Washington Dept. of Ecology are overseeing the response, to a partially submerged dry dock and tug, by Vigor Industrial at the Vigor Marine Shipyard in Everett, Monday. Crews worked to stabilize a dry dock that partially sunk over the weekend in Everett, along with a tugboat that capsized as a result of the dry dock sinking. Salvage crews have set the dock level...

Coast Guard responds to sunken dry dock

SEATTLE — The Coast Guard and Washington Dept. of Ecology are responding to a potential environmental hazard involving a sunken 200-foot section of dry dock that contained the 140-foot tug Invader, at the Vigor Marine Shipyard in Everett, Wash., Sunday. The dry dock began sinking on Saturday evening and stopped at approximately 12 p.m., Sunday, after making contact with the sea floor. Both the dry...