The Alaska Marine Highway System’s Tazlina, right, arrives at the Auke Bay Terminal as the Kennicott departs on Wednesday, July 24, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

The Alaska Marine Highway System’s Tazlina, right, arrives at the Auke Bay Terminal as the Kennicott departs on Wednesday, July 24, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

More ferry sailings canceled

Fares will be refunded.

The Alaska Marine Highway System announced more sailing cancellations Thursday as the Inlandboatman’s Union of The Pacific’s strike continued through its ninth day.

Sailings of the Tazlina, Lituya, LeConte and Aurora are canceled for Saturday Aug. 3, according to a release from the Alaska Department of Transportation & Public Facilities.

Previously it was announced sailings for the Kenicott, Columbia and Tustumena are canceled through Aug. 7, and the Malaspina through Aug. 4.

Passenger fees for canceled sailings will be refunded, according to the release, and the number to call with refund questions is 1-800-642-0066.

As of Thursday afternoon, cancellations affected 8,151 passengers and 2,329, according to Shannon McCarthy with the Alaska Department of Transportation & Public Facilities.

So far $3,147,592 has been refunded.


• Contact reporter Ben Hohenstatt at (907)523-2243 or bhohenstatt@juneauempire.com. Follow him on Twitter at @BenHohenstatt.


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