Tustumena Replacement Project
The Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities is currently in the process of designing the M/V Tustumena replacement vessel. The M/V Tustumena was built in 1964 and serves the communities of South Central, Kodiak Island and Southwest Alaska. It is one of two ocean class vessels in the Alaska Marine Highway System (AMHS) fleet. Because of its size and design, it is the only AMHS vessel that is capable of serving all 13 ports of call between Homer and Unalaska.
Retiring and replacing the M/V Tustumena with a vessel that is equally, if not more, versatile and seaworthy will provide reliable marine transportation service well into the future for the communities, residents and businesses in South Central, Kodiak Island and Southwest Alaska. The preliminary project schedule moving forward is:
- Reconnaissance Report – March 2014
- Public Participation – April - May 2014
- Design Study Report – Fall 2014
- Final Design Completion – December 2015