M/V Columbia Experiences Generator Problem

Monday, July 03, 2006
The M/V Columbia experienced a malfunction in one of its four generators that resulted in a fire while it was transiting Seymour Narrows on Saturday causing the ship to lose power to one of its two engines. The Columbia was escorted to Duncan Bay by a tug and crews ran assessments of its operating systems before Transport Canada the mCanadian Transport Safety Board cleared the ship to proceed to Ketchikan. The ship left Duncan Bay under full power at about 8 a.m. Saturday and is expected to arrive in Ketchikan at about 11 a.m. on Sunday. Passengers were given the ‘all clear’ signal over the intercom within two minutes of an alarm sounding and were kept informed through periodic updates through the night, said AMHS General Manager John Falvey. The Columbia is carrying 380 passengers and 100 vehicles on its run from Bellingham, Wash., to Skagway. It left Bellingham at 6 p.m. Friday. The U.S. Coast Guard will inspect the ship during its scheduled stop in Ketchikan and determine whether it can proceed to its next destination. The Alaska Marine Highway System is developing a repair schedule to respond to the generator malfunction and is activating additional shore-side crew for passengers in case their travel plans are altered. AMHS management is also tracking available space on other AMHS ferries in the area to accommodate travelers in case the Columbia must undergo immediate repairs in Ketchikan. The Columbia is a mainline ferry with capacity to carry 499 passengers and 134 vehicles. It has been in the AMHS fleet since 1974. It underwent a 6-week scheduled overhaul in March 2006.
Maritime Reporter April 2015 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

Maritime Security

Austal Delivers Sixth Cape Class Patrol Boat

Austal Limited announced it has delivered Cape Leveque, the sixth of eight Cape Class Patrol Boats being supplied to the Australian Customs and Border Protection Service under a $330 million design,

Forty Migrants Drowned in Med on Sunday

Around forty migrants died in the Mediterranean on Sunday, according to survivors of the journey who arrived on the southern Italian island of Sicily on Tuesday,

Quad Cities Kicks Off Navy Week

Quad Cities Navy Week kicked off May 4 with a science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) presentation by USS Constitution and Explosive Ordnance

 
 
Maritime Careers / Shipboard Positions Maritime Contracts Maritime Standards Naval Architecture Pod Propulsion Salvage Ship Repair Ship Simulators Shipbuilding / Vessel Construction 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: 0.1431 sec (7 req/sec)