Daily Archives: November 11, 2009

“Hard landing” costs ferry system big bucks

Washington State Ferries was spent $327,000 on repairs and other costs after the Wenatchee ran into Seattle’s Colman Dock on a foggy August morning.

The Wenatchee, which was arriving from Bainbridge on Aug. 30, was taken out of service for five days. That caused a cascade of boat-shifting that left the state needing to lease two passenger-only ferries from Victoria Express to use on the Bremerton run, according to a story in today’s Kitsap Sun.

WSF paid $180,000 to fix the ferry’s bow and $122,000 to lease the passenger-only ferries, spokeswoman Marta Coursey said.

Read more: http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/2009/nov/10/ferrys-hard-landing-in-seattle-cost-327000/#ixzz0WZwBLjLr