Alaska Ferries dock re-opened, further repairs required

While final financial implications have yet to be determined, the City owned Alaska Ferries dock in Prince Rupert has been reopened for business as of Sunday, May 25, just in time for the American-observed Memorial Day deadline that Mayor Herb Pond had previously established.
The dock was determined to be unsafe for operations six weeks ago when an engineer’s report concluded that its physical state posed an unacceptable safety risk. Fortunately, a dock fitting immediately following the closure of the Alaska Ferries dock confirmed that Alaska Ferries vessels the Taku and the Matanuska could both berth at the B.C. Ferries dock adjacent to their own facilities, and an agreement drawn up between the two companies allowed for very little disruption for travelers… … 65274.html