M/V Matanuska laid up until at least March for repairs

    Ketchikan, Alaska (KINY) - The Alaska Marine Highway System is canceling sailings on the M/V Matanuska through Sunday, March 1.

    New issues with the reduction gear system have been identified and the manufacturer and contractor need the vessel to travel to the Ketchikan shipyard where it can be inspected in dry dock to determine if further repairs are necessary.

    The Matanuska returned to service in November 2019 after a complete re-power, and the repairs are covered under warranty.

    AMHS is aware of travel needs for upcoming school and community tournaments in March and is exploring options for alternative service in the event Matanuska is unable to return to service as planned.

    AMHS has refunded fares for current Matanuska passengers and has worked with them to identify alternative transportation.


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