State to help with ferry service to Ketchikan, Hollis

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The state plans to use one of its ferries to provide service between two southeast Alaska communities while repairs are done on an Inter-Island Ferry Authority vessel.

The authority halted service between Ketchikan and Hollis on Prince of Wales Island on Friday after what it described as a “catastrophic propulsion system failure” affecting its vessel, the Prince of Wales, CoastAlaska reported.

The ferry will be repaired when parts and technicians are available, authority General Manager Ronald Curtis said in the statement.

Repairs to a sister ship, M/V Stikine, were delay...


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