November 17, 2005
"We cut the vessel's normal six-week overhaul to five weeks, and have not quite made that goal," said Capt. John Falvey, general manager of the Alaska Marine Highway System. "We have provided good coverage with our vessels and contract vessels of the LeConte's route, all except for Pelican, which had its last visit in early October. Our objective is to get the LeConte back in service tomorrow and to Pelican as soon as humanly possible."
"We hope the delay will not be longer than 12 hours; however, that depends on Coast Guard certification and when the vessel will be able to leave Ketchikan," Falvey said. "We will put out a revised schedule on Thursday, once some of these unknowns become known."
During the overhaul period,
the M/V Taku has provided passenger and car deck service to Kake
and Hoonah, while the M/V St. Aquilina has provided passenger
service to Kake, Angoon, Hoonah, and Tenakee. The M/V Lite Weight
has provided fill in vehicle transport service to Angoon.
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