Ferry to be junked

    Juneau, Alaska (KINY) The Ferry Taku is on its way to an salvage yard in India.

    CoastAlaska News reports that the Taku sailed past Singapore on Friday on the way to being scrapped. Jabal Al Lawz Trading bought the 55-year-old ship earlier this year.  The Co-owner Ben Evans of New Zealand said once it reaches India later this month its days on the water are over.  He said they had hopes of finding a buyer for the Taku and wanted to keep it in service but plans didn't work out.

    The state of Alaska sold the ship for $170,000. Evans said his company will probably get about $1.5 million for the ship, but that costs associated with sailing it across the ocean will knock down the profit.

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