Alaska ferry to remain out of service until end of February

Downtown Juneau, Alaska, as seen from the water.
Downtown Juneau, Alaska, as seen from the water.(KTUU)
Published: Feb. 7, 2020 at 9:31 AM AKST
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Alaska transportation officials say a state ferry that was previously scheduled to sail this week will remain out of service for the rest of the month.

The Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities announced the Matanuska will remain in Juneau for more than two weeks.

The ferry's new propulsion equipment malfunctioned as it sailed to Haines from Washington state.

The ship is scheduled to sail to Ketchikan on its functional engine, where it will undergo repairs.

About 20 passengers remained on board after the Matanuska went out of service for engine repairs in late January.

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