Ferry Puyallup not fixed, but getting there

Washington State Ferries pulled the 202-car Puyallup out of service Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday to inspect and fix a broken engine.  At Eagle Harbor Maintenance Facility, they cut a hole in the car deck to pull out the crankshaft and drop a new one into the engine room.

That’s all they expected to get done in the time available. The rest they can be complete at nights when it doesn’t disrupt service, said WSF spokesman Brian Mannion.

The boat can continue to operate with three of its four engines, though it falls behind schedule at times.