Ferry Columbia back in service

    The mechanical issue with the ship's starboard engine has been resolved and the ferry will depart Ketchikan approximately 48 hours behind schedule.

    The MV Columbia arrived Ketchikan at 6:15 Friday morning. The mechanical issue with the ship's starboard engine has been resolved and the ferry will depart Ketchikan approximately 48 hours behind schedule. The ferry will sail a revised schedule through July 31 with routing to Bellingham, Wash., north to Skagway, then back to Ketchikan.

    On July 31, MV Columbia will require an emergency dry docking in Ketchikan to repair an oil leak recently discovered on the port propeller shaft. The ferry will resume its published schedule Wednesday, August 3, departing Ketchikan sailing to Bellingham, Wash.

    AMHS has added an additional sailing to accommodate Southeast Alaska State Fair traffic to/from Haines; the FVF Fairweather will sail Juneau-Haines-Skagway-Haines-Juneau on Monday, August 1.

    AMHS staff is contacting all affected passengers. The sailing schedule is currently being revised and will be posted online.
     

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