Travel restrictions delay return to service of AMHS mainline vessels

    Juneau, Alaska (KINY) - The Alaska Marine Highway System is developing a reduced service operating plan for spring and early summer.

    The plan, according to ADOT, is to provide an appropriate level of service based on passenger demand, crew availability, and state and federal guidelines for responding to the COVID-19 pandemic.

    Mainline vessel service will be delayed until such time travel restrictions are relaxed and demand returns for passenger service. COVID-19 related travel restrictions have drastically reduced passenger demand.

    The M/V Tazlina continues to operate with limited service in the Northern Panhandle, and the M/V Lituya is running between Ketchikan and Metlakatla on a limited schedule.

    AMHS will continue to adjust service levels as the situation evolves with the goal of providing minimum essential service as safely as possible in the near term.

    Updated schedule information is available on the AMHS website at


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