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Fairweather Back in Service Thursday


September 23, 2004

Juneau, Alaska - After undergoing temporary repairs for minor damage sustained in an incident Tuesday in Skagway, the state's fast vehicle ferry M/V Fairweather will return to its most recently published schedule on Thursday, with a sailing leaving Juneau at 7:00 a.m. to Sitka. It will sail from Sitka at 1:00 p.m.

The Fairweather, with 52 passengers, 10 crewmembers, and 17 vehicles on board, was leaving Skagway at mid-day Tuesday when a strong wind pushed it into the mooring lines of the Holland America cruise ship Zandam. The ferry severed three of the mooring lines and was pushed into a mooring dolphin, sustaining damage to the aluminum exterior of the vessel at the port bow. The damage was temporarily repaired in Juneau Wednesday.


Source of News Release:

Alaska Department of Transportation & Public Facilities
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