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Ketchikan shipyard to build two Alaska ferries

Ketchikan shipyard to build two Alaska ferriesIt’s official: The Ketchikan Shipyard will build two new ferries for the State of Alaska over the next few years.

State ferry union averts strike

State ferry union averts strikeAlaska Marine Highway System captains and deck officers have avoided a strike that could have shut down ferry service across the state this weekend.

Transportation planners face skeptical crowd in Petersburg

Transportation planners face skeptical crowd in PetersburgThe DOT officials were vetting a draft of the state’s latest plan for transportation for Southeast.

Petersburg leaders support new ferry use of boat ramp

Petersburg leaders support new ferry use of boat rampPetersburg officials are supporting a proposed ferry from Coffman Cove on Prince of Wales Island that could connect to the southern end of Mitkof Island south of Petersburg.

Alaska ferry workers authorize strike if negotiations fail

Alaska ferry workers authorize strike if negotiations failThe state and union plan to meet June 10 for another round of negotiations

Burst water pipe likely cause for Skagway ferry dock sinking

Burst water pipe likely cause for Skagway ferry dock sinkingState transportation officials agree that a burst water pipe likely caused the Skagway ferry dock to sink last month.

As Korean Ferry Sank, Some Crew Members Fought To Save Lives

As Korean Ferry Sank, Some Crew Members Fought To Save LivesWith the death toll continuing to rise and likely to exceed 300, the captain and crew of the ferry that sank off the coast of South Korea last week have been called cowards and accused of murder.

Senate committee advances transportation fund measure

Senate committee advances transportation fund measureA measure setting up a road-and-ferry savings account has cleared its first state Senate committee.

Marine highway to close ferry gift shops

Marine highway to close ferry gift shopsMarine highway officials say closing the shops will save $1 million a year.

Slideshow: A behind the scenes look at ferries in drydock

Slideshow: A behind the scenes look at ferries in drydockTake a look behind the scenes and under the ships of the Alaska Marine Highway System.
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