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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.
Fast Ferry Fairweather
goes into drydock Wednesday
at Alaska Ship and Drydock in Ketchikan...
Lisa Thompson ©2005
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.
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