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Design for new ferry class expected by March

...Department of Transportation Deputy Commissioner Reuben Yost said the state has preliminary estimates from Alaska Ship and Dry dock in Ketchikan and Elliott Bay Design Group of Seattle.Yost says if the shipyard and architect are close on the final...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-02-05/design-new-ferry-class-expected-march
State
Committee approves audit on ferry repairs

...procuring the required expertise and for Transportation Department management of the refurbishment.The Tustumena went into dry-dock in November 2012. It did not return to service until October, following delays, which Austerman said disrupted service...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-02-28/committee-approves-audit-ferry-repairs
State | AK legislature
Sports Quote

...Hank Aaron was the third of eight children born to Estella and Herbert Aaron, who made a living as a tavern owner and a dry dock boilermaker's assistant.Aaron and his family moved to the middle-class Toulminville neighborhood when he was 8...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2013-10-16/sports-quote
Sports
Mat-Su Assembly votes to store ferry

...place the Susitna, an $80 million Navy prototype, in dry dock.Cruz Construction Inc. has proposed a cradle designed...Assemblyman Steve Colligan also voted for pursing the dry dock."This comes down to a gut-level confidence for me...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-08-22/mat-su-assembly-votes-store-ferry
State
State planning replacement of Tustumena ferry

...shortened design, however, proved unstable in Gulf of Alaska storms and too small for demand. It was lengthened but entered dry dock less than a decade later when it was found the added size made it too weak to withstand storms.Since then, the vessel...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-05-23/state-planning-replacement-tustumena-fe
State
Biologist finds no invasive species on drill rig

...biologist with URS Corporation, determined that based on his inspection of the rig, the time the Endeavour spent in dry dock and out of the water during its about 30-day trip aboard the Kang Sheng Kou was the "dominant factor" in killing the...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2012-09-25/biologist-finds-no-invasive-species-dri
State
Drill vessels to be sent from Alaska to Asia

...there is a need to replace that system, including the engine, it would need to be done in a shipyard with a suitable dry dock facility - therefore the change to Korea."He did not immediately know which Korean shipyard was selected.Smith estimated...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-02-13/drill-vessels-be-sent-alaska-asia
State
LeConte repairs to be worked out in Ketchikan

...said it is expected to be put in dry-dock Monday. "We were really pleased...support the ship on blocks in the dry-dock, Wilson said. The 235-foot-long...will be brought into the submerged dry-dock area, she explained. It will work...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/052104/sta_leconte.shtml
News
Skipper's error caused ferry to run aground

...transferred to another ferry. The ship arrived in Ketchikan on Wednesday night and is being repaired at Alaska Ship and Dry Dock, Meyers said. "They removed about 30 square feet of heavy hull plating and 20 linear feet of reinforcing internal steel...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/060603/sta_skippers.shtml
News
Ketchikan Shipyard's decade of success

...1987. The initial appropriation bought the land, the dry dock and built the main pier. But it didn't complete the...Alaskans. The shipyard takes advantage of its large floating dry dock by lifting several ships or barges at a time. An Army...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/061304/opi_ketchipyard.shtml
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