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Long-Term Layup of M/V Malaspina Announced


October 28, 2019
Monday PM

(SitNews) Ketchikan, Alaska – The Alaska Marine Highway System announced Thursday that the M/V Malaspina will be placed in unmanned, long-term layup status in Ketchikan, Alaska effective Jan. 10, 2020. The Malaspina will end revenue service when it arrives in Ketchikan on approximately Dec. 2, 2019.

The Malaspina was scheduled for overhaul this winter, and a preliminary investigation revealed extensive steel replacement was needed. The repair work for the 56-year-old vessel was estimated to be at least $16 million, this is in excess of the available budget and cannot be completed at this time.

jpg AMHS To Temporarily Resume Service To Prince Rupert

MV Malaspina
Photo courtesy Alaska Marine Highway System

There will be no impact on the currently published AMHS schedule. No long-term decisions have been made at this time regarding the future of the vessel. AMHS sailings to Prince Rupert are scheduled for Oct. 29 and Nov. 25 on the M/V Malaspina.


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Edited by Mary Kauffman, SitNews


Source of News:

Alaska Dept. of Transportation




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