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LeConte Delayed in Sitka with Shaft Problem


December 06, 2005

The Alaska Marine Highway System announced Monday that the M/V LeConte has been delayed in Sitka due to a problem with its propulsion shafts. It will be held over in Sitka at least through Tuesday morning.


"We are now making contingency plans in the event the LeConte is required to return to the yard in Ketchikan," said Jim Beedle, operations manager for the ferry system. "If that is the case, we will fill in the LeConte's schedule with the M/V Taku where possible, and work to get the St. Aquilina back under contract to cover those communities the Taku cannot get into."

Beedle said travelers on the LeConte's route should check with AMHS reservations (800-642-0066) after 1:00 p.m. Tuesday for an update on the vessel and its schedule.


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Alaska Department of Transportation

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