LeConte Set for Repairs

Posted: October 9, 2011 – 9:07pm By Juneau Empire Staff Report  Mechanical issues forced the cancellation of the sailing of the Alaska Marine Highway System ferry LeConte between Haines and Skagway on Sunday, according to a release from the AMHS. All sailings for the LeConte for Monday have been canceled. The ferry was sheduled to leave Haines … Continue Reading

Fast ferry engines spur more legal action by state

The State of Alaska has filed a motion for a preliminary injunction in Alaska Superior Court in relation to the ongoing lawsuit over the fast ferries. Captain Mike Neussl, the director of the Alaska Marine Highway System, says the motion seeks to protect the state against prolonged loss of the Fairweather and Chenega due to … Continue Reading

More water jet problems could be in store for Fairweather

The fast ferry Fairweather went back into service over the weekend following the repair of a pinhole size leak in the number 4 water jet. Captain Mike Nuessl, the director of the Alaska Marine Highway System says they are concerned about a reoccurrence of such problems in the future. He says there is evidence of … Continue Reading

Chenega goes to Cordova for repairs

Story last updated at 6/5/2009 – 5:36 am The Associated Press JUNEAU – The state ferry Chenega has been docked in Cordova for inspection and repairs. The Alaska Marine Highway System canceled sailings for the fast ferry until Saturday after its engines sustained some type of damage. State transportation department spokesman Roger Wetherell says that … Continue Reading

Fast ferry Fairweather out until September

by Ed Schoenfeld, KTOO August 22, 2011 3:02 pm (JUNEAU, ALASKA) The fast ferry Fairweather will be out of service until early September. The ship has been tied up in Juneau since a small oil leak was discovered Thursday evening in one of its four water jets, which power the ship. Officials hoped to weld … Continue Reading

Fairweather’s mechanical issues cause cancellations once again

The fast-ferry Fairweather is having mechanical problems once again. Department of Transportation and Public Facilities Deputy Commissioner for Marine Operations Mike Nuessl said they discovered the problem Thursday night at approximately 10:00 p.m. He said they discovered an oil leak and boomed it off. According to Neussl, the Coast Guard and all other appropriate agencies … Continue Reading

Citizens Pro Road Calls for State to Appeal the Recent Ninth Circuit Decision Regarding Transportation Improvements for Lynn Canal to the United States Supreme Court

In a meeting held today in Juneau members of Citizens Pro Road and a coalition of Southeast Alaska environmental, economic, business, legal and governmental groups joining it, called on the State of Alaska to appeal the recently released Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals decision in SEACC v the State of Alaska to the United States … Continue Reading

Fairweather back in service after Wednesday’s voyage to Sitka scrubbed

The fast ferry Fairweather was back in service Thursday after experiencing a problem Wednesday that forced the skipper to scrub the vessel’s round trip voyage between Juneau and Sitka. Captain Mike Neussl, who heads up the Alaska Marine Highway System, says the problem was in one of the sensor information collectors in the automated control … Continue Reading