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Kodiak soon to be without ferry, Tutustmena leaves Saturday for yards, Kennecott doesn’t return until April 24

On Saturday afternoon the ferry Tustumena is scheduled to pull away from the dock in the channel and not return until May 1. The Alaska Marine Highway vessel will be getting its annual mandated overhaul at a shipyard in Ketchikan. Since the other ferry that services the island, the Kennicott, is already in the yards for its mandatory work, that …

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Whale collides with ferry Tustumena

A photo taken on board the Tustumena. and shared with DOT officials. (Photo courtesy of Alaska DOT) Kayla Desroches/KMXT Passengers on the ferry Tustumena saw the vessel collide with a whale Wednesday morning. That’s according to Julie Speegle, a spokesperson for NOAA Fisheries Alaska region. NOAA received a report of the incident from the Alaska Marine Highway System. The ferry …

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After Xmas at Homeport Kodiak, Tusty Sails Again

The Alaska State Ferry Tustumena got back underway again this morning after being tied up in Kodiak over the holiday weekend due to inclement weather. According to weather records, southeast winds on Christmas Eve were gusting over 40 knots. The Alaska Marine Highway home office sent a notice Saturday afternoon that due to those high winds and resultant heavy seas, …

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