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Alaska Ferry System is currently operating two vessels

April 2, 2020

The Alaska Ferry System is currently operating two vessels, the MV Lituya, serving the ports of Ketchikan and Annette Bay and the MV Tazlina, serving the ports of Haines, Skagway, Angoon and Hoonah. Following the issuance of Governor Dunleavy’s COVID-19 Health Mandate 012-Intrastate Travel-Limiting travel between communities to critical infrastructure or critical personal needs, AMHS has minimized scheduled service with these vessels. This action is to reduce the potential spread in response to individual community mandates and the corresponding reduction in traffic. At this time, AMHS will continue to provide a minimal schedule to support the movement of freight and critical personal travel.

Alaska Ferry Mainline Vessels, the MV Columbia and MV Kennicott as well as the MV Tustumena which were scheduled to return to service in mid-April and early May, will be delayed due to multiple challenges associated with the current COVID-19 crisis and the reduced need for travel at this time. AMHS is delaying these return to service dates until mid-May while we continue to monitor the impacts of COVID-19 and further guidance from Governor Dunleavy.