Tustumena replacement report available for review

JUNEAU — The Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities Alaska Marine Highway System has announced that the Tustumena Replacement Vessel Design Study Report is now available online at dot.state.ak.us/amhs/tusty_replace.

Public comments regarding the Tustumena report will be accepted through Jan. 9. Comments may be submitted via email to dot.amhs.tustumenareplacement@alaska.gov.

The report provides the concept design for the Tustumena replacement vessel including profile and deck drawings. The report details vessel characteristics such as length, capacity, layout, vehicle configuration and passenger amenities. The report also outlines estimates for vessel construction and projected annual operating costs.

The Tustumena replacement preliminary design proposes a 330-foot vessel capable of transporting 250 passengers and 52 vehicles.