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Official: Alaska ferry design on track

An Alaska transportation official says design work for a new state ferry is on track and construction of the 350-foot ship could start by next fall.

Tour businesses meet, discuss mixed season

Tour businesses meet, discuss mixed seasonAbout 500 people are in Anchorage this week for the Alaska Travel Industry Association’s convention and trade show.

Poor advice from GPS unit leads man into harbor

Poor advice from a car's GPS unit led a man to drive off the ferry in Whittier and straight into the small boat harbor.

Mat-Su officials ponder ferry’s fate

Officials in the Matanuska-Susitna Borough are trying to figure out what to do with their $80 million ferry.

Lynn Canal ferry schedule likely to change

Lynn Canal ferry schedule likely to changeThe Alaska Marine Highway System is rethinking part of its Lynn Canal summer sailing schedule. Ferry chief Mike Neussl says it’s a question of logistics.

Fast ferry engine lawsuit scuttled in state court

Defendants get the case moved to federal bankruptcy court.

Fast ferry engine builder wants to move lawsuit to federal bankruptcy court

State is suing MTU Friedrichshafen for allegedly defective engines for the Fairweather and Chenega.

IFA wants to sell spare ship to state ferry system

Should the Alaska Marine Highway buy a used ship from the independent Inter-Island Ferry Authority? Supporters of the idea say it could save money for both operations.

Ferry Taku breaks down again, sailings cancelled

Ferry Taku breaks down again, sailings cancelledThe ferry Taku may be back in action on Thursday (January 26th), after its second breakdown this month. The 370-passenger ship was tied up in Juneau Sunday night due to a problem with its propeller control system. Officials then cancelled a roundtrip sailing to Prince Rupert.

Marine highway plans to replace fast ferry engines

Marine highway plans to replace fast ferry enginesAlaska’s Marine Highway System is asking the Legislature to budget $22 million for new fast ferry engines. But it may not use the money if a lawsuit against the shipbuilder succeeds.
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