Guralnick Associates Awarded Study Contract By State Of Alaska

Morris Guralnick Associates, Inc. (MGA) has been named by the State of Alaska as the recip- ient of a study contract for the planned replacement of the Tustumena in the Alaska Ferry fleet, it was announced recently by Hugh F. Munroe, president and chief executive o f f i c e r of the prominent San Francisco firm of naval architects and marine engineers. In making the announcement, Mr. Munroe stated: "The Alaska Department of Transportation intends to replace this vessel with one or more new ships, and will reassign the vessel or dispose of it depending on the outcome of a study. This contract is one of three to be awarded to implement this plan.

"It is our understanding," the MGA president continued, "that the Alaska Department of Transportation will use the ideas generated by these study contracts to provide direction on the design and procurement of a new ferry or ferries to improve the service now being performed by the Tustumena. The work to be accomplished includes preparation of concept designs of passenger and vehicle arrangements, propulsion plans, and cost estimates. Additionally, MGA will prepare economic studies intended to assist in determining the ultimate reallocation of the older vessel. All of this work must be completed in 63 days."

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