The Voyage Repair Station Port Angeles is an active ship repair and service facility located in Port Angeles, Washington. The Voyage Repair Station Port Angeles is owned and operated by Cascade General Portland Shipyards. The location of the Voyage Repair Station Port Angeles links it to a number of thriving shipping lanes. The Voyage Repair Station Port Angeles lies in between Washington’s Olympic Peninsula and British Columbia’s Vancouver Island, with waterways leading to Alaska and the greater Pacific Ocean.

The Voyage Repair Station Port Angeles Facility

The Voyage Repair Station Port Angeles is well known for its wide range of marine services and prides itself on its ability to respond to a variety of repair situations in a timely manner. The Voyage Repair Station Port Angeles engages in a number of ship repair operations including:

  • steel construction
  • electrical work
  • piping
  • machinery services
  • rigging
  • grit-blasting
  • welding services

The Voyage Repair Station Port Angeles includes a number of mobile cranes that can carry a vessel up to 100 tons. The Voyage Repair Station Port Angeles operates as a modern shipyard at the forefront of the newest technology in the marine industry.

Asbestos & the Voyage Repair Station Port Angeles

A large number of shipyard workers at the Voyage Repair Station Port Angeles are at a great risk of serious health complications from exposure to asbestos. Until the 1980s, the serious health risks of asbestos were unknown and shipyard workers did not know to protect themselves from asbestos exposure. Voyage Repair Station Port Angeles workers who were employed before the 1980s were likely exposed to high levels of asbestos for prolonged periods of time. Many Voyage Repair Station Port Angeles workers have developed life threatening diseases from asbestos exposure. 

Asbestos was an ideal insulation material for shipbuilding and repair at Voyage Repair Station Port Angeles because of its ability to resist corrosion and withstand high temperatures.. Asbestos was used in the following ship components and products at the Voyage Repair Station Port Angeles:

  • boilers
  • turbines
  • electrical and plumbing insulation
  • pumps
  • steam pipe
  • incinerators
  • gaskets
  • valves
  • floor and ceiling tiles
  • welding blankets
  • building insulation

When shipyard workers work with asbestos containing materials, a fibrous dust is released that can be inhaled or ingested. This asbestos dust lodges in the lungs or the protective lining of many of the body’s organs and can cause severe and fatal diseases, such as:

  • Mesothelioma (a cancer affecting the protective lining that covers most of the body’s internal organs, including the lungs)
  • Lung cancer
  • Asbestosis (lung tissue scarring)
  • Cancer in other organs

Asbestos Injuries at the Voyage Repair Station Port Angeles – Washington

If you or a loved one worked for the Voyage Repair Station Port Angeles, you may have been exposed to asbestos. Talk to your physician and know the symptoms of asbestos-related diseases. Next, contact our offices as you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries.

Published November 17, 2011 by