Ferry work going well, service to re-start Monday

  • Nov. 22, 2006 3:00 p.m.

The Queen of Prince Rupert is scheduled to be out of drydock Friday, says an executive at the shipyard in Ketchikan, Alaska which is working on the vessel.
“She came in (Monday) morning at about 11:30 am,” Doug Ward told the Observer Tuesday in a telephone interview, “we’re scheduled to get her off dock on Friday, I believe.”
Mr. Ward is director of shipyard development at Alaska Ship and Drydock Inc, in Ketchikan and says the work is routine for his yard and he hasn’t heard of any problems that would cause a delay.
“This is the kind of work we are very familiar with,” he said, “The Alaska state system has similar seals around the shafts.”
In Victoria, BC Ferries says the vessel will resume service Monday morning with the scheduled 11 am departure from Skidegate. A spokesperson said the repair work couldn’t be finished in time to squeeze in a sailing to Port Hardy over the weekend.
The 40-year old QPR was pulled from service November 19, and originally scheduled to return Friday November 24.
Then, last weekend, Ferries said the vessel would be out of service longer due to a delay at the shipyard.
For more information, see www.bcferries.com or call the Skidegate terminal at 559-4485

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