Thursday, July 25, 2024

Tag: Alaska Marine Highway System

M/V Kennicott heads for overhaul at Ketchikan

The M/V Kennicott, the workhorse of the Alaska Marine Highway System, is now expected to be in overhaul at the Ketchikan shipyard for 98 days, returning to service on April 21, Alaska Department of Transportation officials said Monday, Jan. 3.

Matanuska sailing date is now Jan. 31

State transportation officials say Alaska Marine Highway System ferry M/V Matanuska won’t be back in service until Jan. 31, due to the extent of additional repairs needed at the Ketchikan shipyard, plus delays of supplies from vendors.

AMHS service changes bring rebookings, refunds

State transportation officials on Monday, Dec. 6, released a list of recent schedule updates for the LeConte, Kennicott and Aurora ferries, whose schedules have been impacted by overhauls.

New ocean-class vessel to replace Tustumena ferry in 2027

A new federally financed ocean-class ferry with increased vehicle and passenger capacity is now on the map for potential delivery in 2027 to replace the aging 57-year-old Tustumena for service within the Alaska Marine Highway System.

Capitol Report: Budget remains central focus of legislators

There's no reason legislators shouldn't be able to find a workable solution to Alaska's ferry problems, writes Sen. Gary Stevens.

Legislative Update: $18.7M back in ferry budget process

Residents are invited to testify on the issue of ferry service at the Cordova Legislative Information Office from 7-8 p.m this evening.

AMHS, PFD are main topics at town hall meeting

Not long after the town hall started, Rep. Louise Stutes, R-Kodiak, proudly held an “I Believe in Ferries” bumper sticker as Sen. Gary Stevens,...

Shellhorn: I have seen the enemy, and he is us

Life is full of paradoxes. As you grow older, one anticipates wisdom and tranquility; yet I feel growing befuddlement; and know, like many others...

Coastal Alaska is strongly represented in leadership positions

Dear Friends and Neighbors, There have been some major developments down here in Juneau and I wanted to be sure you were kept in the...

Fear of losing AMHS heightens

Gov. Mike Dunleavy’s proposed $96 million cut to the Alaska Marine Highway System’s budget is causing palpable unrest in Cordova. The cut is included in...