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 occurred while the ferry was sailing in Prince William Sound on Wednesday.

Wetherell says it appears oil or gas leaked from the ferry’s engines.

Marine highway officials say the ferry Aurora will provide evening service between Cordova and Valdez.