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Kennicott taken out of service temporarily, sailings halved

 

November 9, 2017



The Department of Transportation and Public Facilities reported that the M/V Kennicott has been temporarily taken out of service.

After completing its southern run to Ketchikan on November 4 it entered dry dock for repairs.

“It’s got a leaky seal on its port-side propeller,” explained Aurah Landau, public information officer for Alaska Marine Highway System’s South Coast office.

She estimated repairs should take until mid-month to complete, and the ferry may return to service later next week. In the meantime, service in Southeast has been reduced to regularly scheduled stops on the...



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