The Alaska Marine Highway System announced Friday that the M/V Tustumena will not return to service until July. The Tustumena went into dry-dock in Seward for a major improvement project back in November and was originally scheduled to return to service April 17th.
AMHS officials said in a news release that the delay is caused by unforeseen improvements that had to be made, including steel work. They now expect that work will not be completed until approximately July 4th. As a result, all Tustumena sailings from June 4th through July 6th have been cancelled. The new sailing schedule for the vessel will begin July 7th, departing Homer for Seldovia.
AMHS staff is contacting affected passengers. An updated schedule is available online at FerryAlaska.com.