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December 5, 2018

Alaska wants to build $244M ferry

  • But a waiver of the Buy American Act is required before a construction contract can be issued to replace the 54-year-old Tustumena vessel.
  • KODIAK, Alaska (AP) — The Alaska Marine Highway System has taken the first step in the process of finding a shipyard to build a ferry to replace an aging vessel serving southwest Alaska.

    The highway system issued a pre-solicitation notice last month for the Tustumena Replacement Project, but a possible construction date and build location remain unknown because of a pending federal waiver, the Kodiak Daily Mirror reported Monday.


     
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