Covid delays northbound barge


September 30, 2021

The Alaska Marine Lines barge which departed Seattle on Friday, September 24, has been delayed and all scheduled ports north of Ketchikan will be about 24 hours behind schedule. Members of the tugboat crew towing this barge had positive COVID-19 test results.

That crew has been isolated and the tug temporarily taken out of service for cleaning according to the company. A new crew and tug are being brought in to continue Voyage S1392, and the transition time to do so is resulting in the 24-hour delay. Over the past 18 months, Alaska Marine Lines and their service partners have implemented many...

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