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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 24, 2014
No.: 14-2523
Contact: Jeremy Woodrow, 907-465-8994, Jeremy.Woodrow@alaska.gov  

Skagway AMHS Dock Remains Inoperable

(JUNEAU, Alaska) –The Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities (DOT&PF) engineering staff inspected the submerged Alaska Marine Highway System (AMHS) dock in Skagway Thursday, April 24. The Skagway Ferry Terminal remains closed until further notice.

The dock remains submerged and is stabilized on the seafloor. Oil booms have been deployed to capture any potential contaminates. The exact cause for the submersion is still unknown at this time. The department continues to evaluate salvage and repair options.

As a precautionary measure, the Alaska Marine Highway has canceled all sailings to Skagway for the next two weeks. Ferry service to Haines will continue as previously scheduled. AMHS staff is currently exploring alternatives to provide interim ferry service to the community.

Further updates will continue to be provided as necessary.

Updates will be posted at FerryAlaska.com. AMHS staff is contacting affected passengers. For ferry schedule information, please call your local terminal by dialing 1-907-465-3941 or toll-free at 1-800-642-0066.

The Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities oversees 239 airports, 10 ferries serving 35 communities, more than 5,600 miles of highway and 776 public facilities throughout the state of Alaska. The mission of the department is to “Keep Alaska Moving through service and infrastructure.”

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