KENNICOTT
1998
Vessel Information
Vessel: KENNICOTT VIN: 1063644 Flag: United States Call-Sign: WCY2920 Year Built: 1998 Service: Passenger Length: 344.3 ft Breadth: 85.0 ft Depth: 25.5
Gross Tonnage(GRT):9978.0 Net Tonnage(NRT):7354 Gross Tonnage(GT ITC):12635.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia:

M/V
Kennicott is a mainline ferry vessel for the Alaska Marine Highway System.

Constructed in 1998 by the Halter Marine Group in Gulfport, Mississippi, the M/V
Kennicott has been one of the most vital vessels to the Alaska ferry system
since its inception. It is nine-deck, ocean certified vessel and is also able to serve as a command and logistics vessel in the event of disaster or oil spill. The
ferry system, taking advantage of her ocean-going status, sends the vessel on a monthly trans-Gulf of Alaska ("cross-gulf") voyage beginning in Juneau and
concluding in Kodiak. On this voyage, the
Kennicott is able to provide service to the isolated Gulf of Alaska community of Yakutat and is the only vessel to do
so. The cross-gulf voyages are very popular and quite often sold out. The
Kennicott and the M/V Tustumena are the Alaska Marine Highway's only accredited
ocean-going vessels. The
Kennicott also serves as a mainline relief ferry in the event other ferries are out of service.

The
Kennicott's amenities include a hot-food cafeteria; cocktail lounge and bar; solarium; forward, aft, movie, and business lounges; gift shop; 51 four-berth
cabins; and 58 two-berth cabins. The aft portion of the Kennicott appears bloated because there is a car elevator built into the superstructure. The elevator is
used in ports without roll-on ramps allowing service to ordinary docks. While its elevator is external, the
Tustumena is the only other ferry with this feature.



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