By Larry Persily
Wrangell Sentinel Writer 

Ferry system says it has enough crew to run summer schedule


January 26, 2023

Other than still needing crew if it is to put the Hubbard into service for the first time since it was built a few years ago, the Alaska Marine Highway System believes it has enough staff to operate the confirmed runs of its proposed summer schedule this year.

The state ferry system has been plagued by staffing shortages the past couple of years due to retirements, resignations and hiring efforts coming up short, temporarily sidelining vessels on occasion.

“We’re still really pushing hard on recruitment,” Shannon McCarthy, communications director at the Department of Transportation c...

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