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M/V Taku Delayed in Ketchikan With Dead Boiler


December 01, 2005

Ketchikan, Alaska - The Alaska Marine Highway System announced this afternoon that the M/V Taku is delayed in Ketchikan and unable to sail with a dead boiler. Workers at Alaska Ship and Drydock will remove the top of the boiler late this afternoon to assess the problem. The boiler provides heat and hot water throughout the vessel.

Robin Taylor, deputy commissioner and director of marine transportation for the Department of Transportation and Public Facilities, said he hopes to have the Taku back in service by mid-day Friday.

"At this point, we do not know what caused the boiler to stop working, but hope to have the problem identified and fixed within the next 24 hours," Taylor said. "In the meantime, we are getting the word out to those travelers who have reservations on the Taku's northbound sailing, which was scheduled to leave Ketchikan this afternoon at 3:30."

Taylor said travelers should call the AMHS reservations number at 800-642-0066 after 8:30 Friday morning for an update on revisions to the Taku schedule.


Source of News:

Alaska Department of Transportation



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