Everett Ship Repair, a tenant of the Port of Everett Seaport, has achieved significant military certification, enhancing its capabilities to service U.S. Navy destroyers at its facility. Awarded the Master Ship Repair Agreement (MSRA) on Dec. 14, 2023, Everett Ship Repair, situated on the north side of Pier 3, is now officially recognized as a Navy-approved service provider for Navy Station Everett's current DDG fleet and forthcoming frigate program.

The shipyard's expertise extends beyond Navy vessels to encompass a diverse range of ships, including those operated by the Military Sealift Command, Army, and Coast Guard, as well as commercial entities such as passenger ferries, tug and barge operators, commercial fishing vessels, and large pleasure craft. This certification bolsters the shipyard's ability to support U.S. military assets, including those stationed at nearby Naval Station Everett.

This latest certification follows Everett Ship Repair's previous accreditation to repair Navy boats and Coast Guard vessels in 2020, underlining its commitment to serving national defense needs. Carl Wollebek, Chief Operating Officer of the Port of Everett, expressed satisfaction with this development, emphasizing the ongoing partnership with Everett Ship Repair in providing essential maritime services. Wollebek highlighted the significance of these efforts in bolstering the regional economy, fostering job growth in the maritime sector, and reinforcing national defense capabilities.

Everett Ship Repair, a subsidiary of Ice Cap Holding and a sister company to Nichols Brothers Boat Builders, boasts a workforce of approximately 100 employees, with plans for expansion. Its 3.5-acre facility features a state-of-the-art fabrication shop spanning 21,000 square feet, along with 1,250 feet of pier and dolphin space, complemented by two dry docks – the Faithful Servant and the Emerald Lifter. The Faithful Servant, a submersible barge with a lifting capacity of 8,000 tons, and the Emerald Lifter, a deck barge providing an additional 2,000-ton lifting capacity, further enhance the shipyard's capabilities.

In alignment with its commitment to military support, the Port of Everett is actively pursuing the electrification of Pier 3, in accordance with Navy requirements, underscoring its dedication to facilitating military operations and infrastructure needs.