Ferry sailing canceled last week due to crew shortage

The Alaska Marine Highway System has been advertising statewide since June in a concerted effort to recruit new crewmembers for the vessels, though help did not arrive in time when the LeConte had to cancel its northbound sailing out of Juneau on Aug. 11 due to a crew shortage.

The cancelation “stems from a system-wide crew shortage,” Sam Dapcevich, public information officer for the ferry system, told the Chilkat Valley News in Haines.

The one-day cancellation disrupted travel plans for 84 people who were traveling to Haines or Skagway, according to public radio reports.

The vessel resumed it...


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