- Listed: October 28, 2019 11:55 am
- Expires: 28 days, 15 hours
- Vessels LeConte & Aurora both Offline – LeConte (requires) more extensive repairs than originally anticipated. AMHS (has brought) Aurora into drydock in Ketchikan for annual overhaul & to determine extent of repair…estimates should be available by 11/15. “AMHS does not have the budget to repair both the LeConte and the 44-year-old Aurora…Repair work will proceed on the vessel that requires the least amount of work.” Beginning 10/31, No AMHS service to Angoon, Tenakee, Pelican & Gustavus. Haines & Skagway will receive service once/week & Hoonah will receive service twice/month.
- Sailing to Prince Rupert Nov. 25th – Reservations at www.FerryAlaska.com, by calling 1-800-642-0066 or by visiting ferry terminals. “…(AMHS, US Customs & City of Prince Rupert) are working together to determine how AMHS can meet CBP requirements in Prince Rupert and continue sailing in the future. Future sailings to Prince Rupert are dependent on a number of factors that include considerable financial investment and meeting the long-term requirements of the CBP.”
- Long-Term Layup of M/V Malaspina – Will be placed in unmanned, long-term layup status in Ketchikan…will end revenue service when it arrives in Ketchikan on approx. 12/2/19. “The (vessel) was scheduled for overhaul this winter, and a preliminary investigation revealed extensive steel replacement was needed. The repair work for the 56-year-old vessel was estimated to be at least $16 million (which exceeds) available budget and cannot be completed at this time.”
For DOT Service Notices, go to: dot.alaska.gov/amhs/service_notices.shtml
For more info, see 10/25/19 Anchorage Daily News article at www.adn.com (2013 photo credit from ADN: Michael Penn/Juneau Empire/AP file)
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