Tustumena return to service now expected July 15

    M/V Tustumena.

    Juneau, Alaska (KINY) - The Tustumena will return to service on July 15th, staying in the shipyard an additional 15 days. The M/V Kennicott will cover the majority of sailings on which passengers have reservations. AMHS reservation staff is reaching out to all ticketed passengers to reschedule their voyages.

    The M/V Kennicott will cover the majority of sailings on which passengers have reservations. AMHS reservation staff is reaching out to all ticketed passengers to reschedule their voyages.

    The Tustumena is undergoing an extensive upgrade at the JAG shipyard in Seward, Alaska. Work includes upgrades and replacements to passenger and vehicle elevators, steelwork, superstructure coating, bridge deck upgrades, and interior engineering systems upgrades. The $9.4 million refurbishment was awarded to the Seward shipyard on Dec. 28, 2021.

    The delay in the ship’s return to service is due to the extent of the repairs, supply chain issues, and vendor delays. The department expected the Tustumena to enter the shipyard earlier, but shifted the schedule back after an initial unsuccessful construction bid opening. The shift allowed the Tustumena to add 20 days of service in late November and early December.

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