Tusty Delayed Return Continues

| September 6, 2013 | 0 Comments

Received by the City of Seldovia

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Dear Elected Official,

Unfortunately, completion of the Tustumena refurbishment project has suffered another setback.  On Friday ultrasonic thickness testing of repairs to the hull identified three areas where the improper thickness of steel plate was installed.  Seward Ship and Drydock has the appropriate thickness plate in stock and replacement of the undersized material began over the weekend.  This work will push back the launch date to approximately September 20.  Based on this new information, the Tustumena will not be in service until mid-October and therefore the Kennicott will remain in southwest Alaska for the first part of October to provide service to Kodiak.  The October schedule will be revised accordingly.

Commissioner Patrick Kemp

Department of Transportation and Public Facilities

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