Columbia cancels sailings for at least a week due to repairs
Mechanical issue on aging ferry affects stops between Southeast Alaska and Bellingham
June 22, 2023
The Columbia state ferry has cancelled its sailings for at least a week due to a mechanical issue, affecting stops at ports between Haines and Bellingham, Washington, according to a service notice by the Alaska Marine Highway System (AMHS).
The primary interruption to service is a seven-day period starting Wednesday, with a sailing from Ketchikan to Bellingham and back through Southeast Alaska cancelled, the AMHS notice issued Monday notes. The decision is due to a "mechanical issue with the vessel bow thruster."
"The vessel will remain in (Ketchikan) during this cancellation to undergo r...