The Alaska Dept. of Transportation announced Monday that May sailings of the ferry MV Tustumena are canceled due to unexpected repair work.
The ferry's first 2016 trip servicing the Aleutian chain will now depart about two weeks late.
Tustumena sailings from May 15th through the 26th are cancelled; the ferry is expected to return to service for the season on Friday, May 27th.
DOT spokesman Jeremy Woodrow says the cancellations were unavoidable.