Bow Thruster Breaks Down the Vessel


The sailing of the “Columbia” were cancelled this week as the vessel remained in Bellingham, Washington, with a broken bow thruster. The damage occurred last week, when the ferry was approaching the dock in Bellingham.

The vessel was able to dock in Bellingham on Jan 19, 2018, despite running out of fuel. A team of technicians has been working on board and hopes to finish repairs by the end of the week. If repairs are successful, the “Columbia” would next head north from Bellingham on Jan. 26, with service to locations such as Ketchikan, Wrangell, Petersburg, Juneau, Haines and Skagway.

The “LeConte” remained as the only ferry operating in Southeast Alaska this week. It has stops in some communities in the northern panhandle.

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Source: Vessel Tracker


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