KETCHIKAN (AP) -- The Alaska state ferry Taku was returned to service over the weekend after hull repairs.
The ferry left Ketchikan at 1 a.m. Monday, heading for Prince Rupert, British Columbia. George Cappachi, general manager of the Alaska Marine Highway System, said the ferry was to be back on its regular schedule on Tuesday.
The 26-year-old ferry was on its way from Wrangell to Ketchikan last week when crewmen found water in an area that's supposed to be dry.
An inspection revealed a small crack in the vessel's steel skin just above the water line.
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