LeConte Reenters Service

Friday, December 30, 2005
The Alaska Marine Highway System's M/V LeConte was expected to depart Bellingham, WA last night, enroute to Ketchikan following emergency repairs to its propulsion shafts at Todd Shipyard in Seattle. LeConte will resume its published schedule from Juneau on Sunday morning, sailing for Haines and Skagway at 9:00.

“We are especially pleased that the work in Seattle has been completed in a timely manner, which has allowed us to get the LeConte back on schedule on January 1,” said Captain John Falvey, AMHS General Manager. “The repairs to the shaft couplings were expertly done, approved by the American Bureau of Shipping, and the vessel was certified for passenger service by the Coast Guard in Bellingham today.”

Falvey said the shaft repairs were in line with AMHS engineering estimates after the vessel was taken out of service in Sitka on December 5. The shipyard also made permanent repairs to damage done to the hull on November 30, when the LeConte grazed the metal top of a piling in Petersburg. This “allision” put a 10-12 inch gash in the forepeak of the vessel, about 13-15 feet above the waterline. A temporary repair was made in Juneau the next day.

Maritime Reporter March 2014 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

Maritime Safety

Port Launches Emergency Landing Craft

Port of Long Beach officials welcomed a new addition to their small fleet of boats this week with the delivery of a refurbished and retrofitted landing craft that

IMB: Piracy Falls to Lowest Level since 2007

The International Chamber of Commerce’s International Maritime Bureau (IMB) has revealed that piracy on the world’s seas is at its lowest first-quarter level since 2007,

Lawyer: Korea Ferry Owners Accept Responsibilities

The family that has a major stake in companies that control the shipping operator whose ferry sank last week, likely to have killed hundreds, will take social and

 
 
Maritime Careers / Shipboard Positions Maritime Standards Naval Architecture Navigation Pipelines Pod Propulsion Port Authority Salvage Ship Repair Sonar
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.0859 sec (12 req/sec)