By Larry Persily
Larry Persily Wrangell Sentinel writer 

Kennicott delayed out of shipyard; parts part of the problem


April 28, 2022

Global supply chain shortages and delays have extended past grocery stores, car dealers and electronics to the Alaska Marine Highway System. The state ferry Kennicott was delayed coming out of winter overhaul.

Instead of returning to service last week, as had been scheduled, the ship left Ketchikan on Tuesday for a two-week trip to Juneau, Yakutat and then into the Gulf of Alaska before sailing into Bellingham, Washington, to fully start its summer runs.

The Kennicott's scheduled return to service was delayed due to supply chain issues, labor constraints and an unexpected mechanical failure...

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