The Coastal Progress is a marine vessel that holds and processes seafood caught by smaller ships and boats in the cold, abundant waters of the North Pacific and the Gulf of Alaska. The vessel is a humongous cold storage facility that can speed along at 10-12 knots. In its role with the fishing fleet, the Coastal Progress must maintain their cold storage areas at 30-below zero (-30ºF), yet must also maintain their engine capabilities as well maintaining livable space for their crew.
In late 2011, the Coastal Progress came into the Vigor Marine dry dock in Tacoma, Washington. Over the course of the next six months, the vessel was cut and extended through its mid-body and B-Deck. A total of 164 tons of steel was added to lengthen her by 46 feet. Wing tanks were converted into a passageway from the forward house to the engine room aft for her crew, and a new 40-ft. midset gantry was also added.