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Kennicott repairs, upgrades put state ferry back on line

KETCHIKAN - The Kennicott, a ferry in the Alaska Marine Highway System, set sail earlier this month from the Ketchikan Shipyard with more than $13 million in repairs and refurbishments complete.
As ship yard goes, so goes Ketchikan

...the $120 million that had been appropriated for the original, larger Alaska-class ferries.Doug Ward, director of shipyard development for Vigor Alaska, which owns the Ketchikan Shipyard, said the company is coming up with final numbers for...
NTSB: Ferry fire likely caused by welding crew

...before leaving the area where the repair work was conducted," the report said.Alaska Ship and Drydock's director of shipyard development, Doug Ward, said Monday the company agreed with the assessment."The report was factual," he said...
Workforce reduced at Ketchikan shipyard

...necessarily laid off, but ... where they can find other work, they've done that," said Doug Ward, director of shipyard development. "And I'm not suggesting that they're doing it out of the kindness of their heart, but they understand...
Ketchikan shipyard seeks ship lift funds

...The ship lift has been the single most difficult piece of the infrastructure to fund, said Doug Ward, director of shipyard development for ASD. He said a combination ship lift and launch would cost $10 million. Ward said putting together...
Ferry repairs almost done?

...included the switchboard, and to modernize and enlarge the passenger cabins. Doug Ward, the company's director of shipyard development, said its work is essentially done and the Columbia will be turned over to the state "any day now...
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...percent of our efforts are going to complete the ship at the earliest possible date," said Doug Ward, director of shipyard development. The shipyard was supposed to deliver the ferry May 26, but last month it asked for an extension to July...
News briefs left about 75 names off its list of workers and has unfairly fired union organizers. Doug Ward, director of shipyard development, said the union's list of workers is flawed. "A lot of the people on that list haven't worked for...
Claims dropped for ferry repairs

...facts of the case." "Like any negotiated settlement, there's not a clear victor," said Doug Ward, director of shipyard development. "The goal is to get a satisfactory resolution to the issue." The Columbia's main switchboard caught...
Susitna builder looking to bid on ferry

...Alaska-class ferry design, supposing the design is considered economically feasible by the state. Doug Ward, director of shipyard development for the Ketchikan facility, said his company is up to the challenge. "We're looking forward to entering...


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