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Kennicott and LeConte schedules revised due to Matanuska shipyard delay


November 13, 2021

(SitNews) Ketchikan, Alaska  – The M/V Matanuska is currently at Vigor Alaska's Ketchikan shipyard undergoing its annual overhaul and recertification. The ship was scheduled to resume service on December 6, 2021, but routine inspections discovered the need for additional steelwork. The extra work will add approximately two weeks to Matanuska's overhaul schedule, with the ship now anticipated to resume service on December 20, 2021.

AMHS adjusted the schedules of M/V Kennicott and M/V LeConte to accommodate Matanuska's affected traffic.

Service notices and schedule updates may be found at

All passengers are being notified and rebooked or refunded as necessary.

The new sailing schedule is available at, or travelers may contact the AMHS reservation call center by dialing 1-907-465-3941 or toll-free at 1-800-642-0066.

Edited By Mary Kauffman, SitNews

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