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'Fairweather Drydocked'
Photo by Lisa Thompson


February 17, 2005

Ketchikan, Alaska - Alaska Marine Highway Systems' fast ferry Fairweather was drydocked Wednesday for scheduled maintenance and for repair to damage received when the vessel was hit by a rogue wave in Lynn Canal in December.

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Fast Ferry Fairweather goes into drydock Wednesday
at Alaska Ship and Drydock in Ketchikan...

According to information released earlier by the AMHS, the damage from the rogue wave was limited to the cowling between the two hulls of the catamaran. The cowling is a non-structural, protective component of the vessel designed to deflect water from the front of the boat between the two hulls. It was bent inward by the force of the wave slamming into it.


Lisa Thompson ©2005


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