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As ship yard goes, so goes Ketchikan

...ships could be built for the $120 million that had been appropriated for the original, larger Alaska-class ferries.Doug Ward, director of shipyard development for Vigor Alaska, which owns the Ketchikan Shipyard, said the company is coming up...
State closer on Alaska Class Ferry deal

...single, but larger, ferry than the two day boats now on the table.On Monday, Ketchikan Shipyard Development Director Doug Ward said the shipyard could start construction as early as September if the rest of the process moves forward as planned...
Alaska Editorial: Alaska Class Ferry project welcoming news

...announcement to perk up the spirits of Ketchikan and its business community.Ketchikan Shipyard Development Director Doug Ward told the Borough Assembly on Monday that the Alaska Class Ferry project could begin as soon as September.The Alaska...
Breakwater next step for Seward's development

...Once the final details of the sale are worked out and it is finalized, Vigor Alaska's shipyard development coordinator Doug Ward said Vigor plans to invest in the Seward shipyard as it did when it purchased the Ketchikan shipyard in 2012, although...
Plan addresses workforce needs of Alaska's maritime industry

...Initiative. Julie Decker is a commercial fisherman and executive director of the Alaska Fisheries Development Foundation. Doug Ward is shipyard development director for Vigor Alaska and chair of the Alaska Workforce Investment Board.
Seattle design group opens SE office

...funding by the Ketchikan Gateway Borough and industry to strengthen, promote and raise awareness of the maritime sector.Doug Ward, the Ketchikan Marine Industry Council's senior project director, said Elliott Bay's announcement is good news...
SE lawmakers upset with ferry design changes

...was just wonderful to hear his recommitment to build the ferries here in the state," said Alaska Ship and Drydock's Doug Ward. He says about 170 people work at the facility.He expects other ship-building jobs, so any ferry construction delays...
NTSB: Ferry fire likely caused by welding crew

...where the repair work was conducted," the report said.Alaska Ship and Drydock's director of shipyard development, Doug Ward, said Monday the company agreed with the assessment."The report was factual," he said. "We can't argue with...
Workforce reduced at Ketchikan shipyard

...companies."They're not necessarily laid off, but ... where they can find other work, they've done that," said Doug Ward, director of shipyard development. "And I'm not suggesting that they're doing it out of the kindness of their heart...
Ketchikan shipyard seeks ship lift funds

...that could be exponential." The ship lift has been the single most difficult piece of the infrastructure to fund, said Doug Ward, director of shipyard development for ASD. He said a combination ship lift and launch would cost $10 million. Ward...


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