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M/V Fairweather Back in Service


March 17, 2005

Ketchikan, Alaska - Alaska Marine Highway System officials announced Tuesday that the fast vehicle ferry M/V Fairweather departed the Ketchikan shipyard for Juneau Tuesday morning. It resumed its schedule of service between Juneau and Haines and Skagway this morning. It will sail to Sitka on Friday.

jpg Fairweather leaving Ketchikan

Fairweather departing Ketchikan Tuesday morning...
Photograph by Mimi Eddy ©2005

"We are pleased to have the labor negotiations behind us and have the vessel back in service," said AMHS General Manager John Falvey. "We will be operating under a revised schedule from what was published in our winter schedule, so we advise all travelers to check with their local terminal for sailing times."

Falvey also noted that the Fairweather will enter a maintenance period from April 11-May 4, in advance of the busy summer season, and at which time a second crew will be brought back into service. The Fairweather will operate four days per week in the off-season, and seven days per week from May through mid-October.



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Alaska Department of Transportation
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