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Ferry opens with smooth sailing

...impressive, and a joy to fathom what the reality of this means to Southeast Alaska." The Fairweather, built by Derecktor Shipyards in Bridgeport, Conn., is 235 feet long, can hold 250 passengers and carries a crew of 10. The car deck has...

...the hull of the vessel, to be named the Fairweather, is nearing completion at a Bridgeport, Conn. shipyard. Derecktor Shipyards also is completing the internal outfitting. Alaska First Lady Nancy Murkowski will attend the naming ceremony...
Three shipyards vie for fast ferry contract

...contract the first time around. Derecktor Shipyards of New York, Eastern Shipbuilding...fully funded so far. Although Derecktor Shipyards, Eastern Shipbuilding, and...December," Grasser said. Derecktor Shipyards dropped out last time because...
State rejects would-be ferry builder

...sought by the state Department of Transportation, said Bob Doll, regional director of the agency. However, Derecktor Shipyards of New York and Austal USA, an Australian company with a shipyard in Alabama, have the expertise, said Doll...
More trouble for fast ferry

...leaving it sitting on the beach, according to DOT spokesman John Manly. The Fairweather still is under warranty by Derecktor Shipyards, the Bridgeport, Conn., company that built the $40 million catamaran, he said. But Manly was uncertain whether...
N.Y. shipyard front-runner to build state's fast ferries

Derecktor Shipyards of New York is the apparent low bidder for a state contract to build two fast ferries, including one slated to run between Juneau...
British Columbia likely to sell fast ferries for far less than their cost ferries Alaska needs, Capacci said. Alaska is having two fast ferries built for a combined $67 million by Derecktor Shipyards in Bridgeport, Conn. Plans call for five fast ferries in Southeast and one in Prince William Sound. Former provincial...
Construction on Prince William Sound fast ferry begins

...Chenega on Thursday at R.E. Derecktor Shipyard in Bridgeport, Conn. From...and Whittier. The R.E. Derecktor Shipyard won a $68 million contract...Higgins, general manager of the Derecktor Shipyard for last week's plate-cutting...
State briefs

...Alaska. Gov. Tony Knowles, state Department of Transportation Commissioner Joe Perkins and Paul Derecktor of Derecktor Shipyards of Mamaroneck, N.Y., attended the signing of the $67.9 million agreement this morning at the Capitol...
Photo: Fast ferry launch

Derecktor Shipyards launches the M/V Chenega on Sunday in Bridgeport, Conn. It is the second fast ferry for the Alaska Marine Highway System...


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