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AMHS decommissions FVF Fairweather


April 11, 2019

Brian Varela / Petersburg Pilot

The FVF Fairweather enters the Wrangell Narrows on Thursday on its way to Ketchikan where it will be stored before being sold.

The Alaska Marine Highway System removed the FVF Fairweather from service and transported the vessel to Ketchikan where it waits to be put up for sale.

Last week the FVF Fairweather sailed from Juneau to Ketchikan's Ward Cove where it will be stored. Both the FVF Fairweather and the FVF Chenega, which has also been put in storage, will be put up for sale in the coming months, according to Department of Transportation public information officer Aurah Landau of Juneau.

"AMHS has determined it cannot operate these vessels given current and anticipated funding levels, and the expense of long t...

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