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M/V Columbia heading to dry dock for repairs


The Alaska Marine Highway System’s M/V Columbia is scheduled for a trip to Oregon for repairs after divers noticed a bent starboard propeller late last week, according to Jeremy Woodrow, Alaska Department of Transportation spokesman.

“Not a huge bend, but there was a noticeable bend,” he said. “That was the only visible damage the divers noticed.”

Earlier in the week, the vessel was traveling Lynn Canal to Haines or Skagway when those onboard noticed a vibration. Soon after, it was discovered the vibration happened when the vessel exceeded 13 knots, its regular traveling speed is...

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