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Ferry Taku breaks down again, sailings cancelled

Ferry Taku breaks down again, sailings cancelled

The 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 engines

Alaska’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.

Ferry system may make horse travel easier

The Alaska Marine Highway System plans to change a policy that keeps many horse-owners from taking their animals on ferries.

Federal cuts could threaten ferry repairs

Federal cuts could threaten ferry repairs

The Alaska Marine Highway System could be another casualty of federal budget battles. Money used to repair and maintain the aging ferry fleet could become much tighter in the near future.

Fast ferry builders, AMHS trade shots in dispute over engine problems

Fast ferry builders, AMHS trade shots in dispute over engine problems

The Alaska Marine Highway System says the engines being used in their two fast ferries are defective and builders of the ships knew it when they delivered the ships only six years ago. But the ferries’ builders say it’s not their fault.

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