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Ketchikan Airport Ferry Requires Tow
A ferry taking people from Ketchikan's airport to the city experienced a mechanical issue, requiring a tow.
KETCHIKAN- A ferry taking people from Ketchikan's airport to the city experienced a mechanical issue, requiring a tow.
The Oral Freeman had to be towed to the dock.
Airport Manager Mike Carney says a fitting on an air compressor filter failed, causing a loss of air pressure.
The other ferry in service Thursday afternoon, the Ken Eichner 2, responded and put the other ferry in a side-tow.
When it had difficulty getting the Oral Freeman's bow to move, Coast Guard vessels help get it under way.
Once docked, passengers and vehicles were able to leave. The compressor problem has been fixed, but the Oral Freeman is out of service until Tuesday because of a personnel scheduling issue.
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