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By Larry Persily
Wrangell Sentinel 

Kennicott delayed out of shipyard; parts part of the problem

 

April 27, 2022



Global supply chain shortages and delays have extended past grocery stores, car dealers and electronics to the Alaska Marine Highway System. The state ferry Kennicott was delayed coming out of winter overhaul.

Instead of returning to service last week, as had been scheduled, the ship was rescheduled to leave Ketchikan on Thursday for a trip to Juneau, Yakutat and Kodiak before sailing into Bellingham, Washington, to fully start its summer runs.

The Kennicott’s scheduled return to service was delayed due to supply chain issues, labor constraints and an unexpected mechanical failure, the st...



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