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LeConte repairs to be worked out in Ketchikan

...arrived at the Ketchikan Ship Yards for repairs on Thursday morning, said state Department of Transportation spokeswoman Nona Wilson. She said it is expected to be put in dry-dock Monday. "We were really pleased the ship could withstand the transport...
Honored to ride with LeConte crew

...been responding in the press to the grounding of the M/V LeConte. Alaska Department of Transportation spokesperson Nona Wilson's statements of May 19 in the Juneau Empire condemn the "100 percent unacceptable behavior" of the captain and chief...
Torgerson appointed to oversee ferry changes

...the system works. Torgerson was named transitions manager, a new position that is expected to last one year, said Nona Wilson, public relations officer for the state Department of Transportation. During that year he will help develop a new...
Ferry floats free at last

...on Cozian Reef a week earlier. "It ran headlong into a reef," and the point was well marked on the charts, said Nona Wilson, spokeswoman for the marine highway, on Monday. The LeConte ran aground on the morning of May 10 in Peril Strait...
State fires two for grounding ferry

...Harvey Williamson and Chief Mate William Petrich had been on unpaid leave since the grounding, department spokeswoman Nona Wilson said. After the department concluded an investigation she said, "it's not appropriate to keep these people on our...
Ketchikan approves proposal to move ferry system out of Juneau

...move last week, according to the state Department of Transportation and the governor's office. DOT spokesperson Nona Wilson said the recommendation is not being released to the public. Wilson said Briggs' recommendation, sent to Gov. Frank...
My Turn: Lack of sleep may explain some marine mishaps

...and chief mate (who was steering), and had ruled out overwork as a cause. In response to this, ADOT spokeswoman Nona Wilson quipped that "it angers (me) that carelessness could be to blame for grounding a $35 million ship." At the time...
LeConte may be out 3 months

...Master Harvey Williamson and Chief Mate William Petrich responsible. Alaska Department of Transportation spokeswoman Nona Wilson said both were placed on unpaid leave immediately after the grounding. The final Coast Guard report on the LeConte...
Report: Probe points to ferry's top officers

...who was at the helm of the LeConte under Williamson's supervision. Alaska Department of Transportation spokeswoman Nona Wilson said that while she is looking forward to the final report, she finds the behavior described in the preliminary report...
Ferries add security measures

...Coast Guard, which will evaluate the level of necessary screening. State Department of Transportation spokeswoman Nona Wilson said some people boarding with vehicles will be asked to show their car registration. The marine highway system received...


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