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Islander’s Credential Suspended for Wrongfully Operating Towing Vessel

A Seattle U.S. Administrative Law Judge suspended the merchant mariner credential of a Bainbridge Island woman for six months on October 7 for operating a commercial towing vessel with an invalid credential. The woman had assumed control of her own towing vessel Shannon in Elliot Bay on February 17 despite having an invalid credential. The woman’s credentials…

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Search and Rescue Called off—Seal’s the Deal

U.S. Coast Guard Petty Officer Third Class Amanda Norcross told IB that the search and rescue was suspended a while ago for a person overboard the ferry Puyallup this evening, October 21, on the 4:40 run out of Seattle. After passengers reported seeing someone in the water, the ferry came to a stop in the…

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Search Continues for Man Overboard

The 4:40 Puyallup ferry, which was en route to Bainbridge this evening, October 21, at the time a call went out of a man overboard, remains stopped (as of 6 p.m.) off Alki near West Seattle for a search and rescue operation. The Coast Guard continues its search in the area for a man overboard. Petty Officer Third Class Amanda Norcross…

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Puyallup Delayed by Search and Rescue Operation

Petty Officer Third Class Katelyn Shearer confirmed this afternoon, October 21, at 5:25 that the Coast Guard was notified a short while earlier that a person might have gone overboard the ferry Puyallup. Shearer said three Coast Guard vessels were being sent to the ferry for search and rescue, including one launched from Coast Guard Seattle and one diverted from another mission. More…

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Wenatchee ferry by City of Seattle

Ferry on-Time Performance Drops—Largest Decrease on Seattle-Bainbridge Run

The Gray Notebook, WSDOT’s quarterly performance report on transportation systems, programs, and department management, which was published in August, shows a downturn in on-time performance by Washington State Ferries during the last quarter compared to the same period last year. The quarter, which ended June 30, shows a system-wide decrease by 1.6 percentage points in…

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Oyster Run

Expect Heavy Ferry Traffic Sunday, Off-Peak Fares Thursday

It’s going to be a bit of a mess tomorrow, September 27, on the Seattle-Bainbridge and Seattle-Bremerton ferry routes. You might want to think of relocating to another state. First, the annual Oyster Run Motorcycle event will  be drawing more than 15,000 leather-clad bikers to the area in the morning before they head over to Anacortes….

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Hood Canal Bridge

Hood Canal Bridge Could Close to Vehicles for 3 Hours Tomorrow A.M.

WSDOT announced this afternoon, September 15, that the Hood Canal Bridge might be closed tomorrow morning for up to three hours. The closure will begin at 9:15 a.m. when the drawspan opens for marine traffic. The same problem that affected the bridge last week, a misalignment following a drawspan opening, could happen again tomorrow, which…

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Aurora Borealis

Video of the Day: Aurora Borealis Over Ferries

The night of September 9 we had a rare aurora borealis in Puget Sound skies. Meg McDonald of Wild Northwest Beauty Photography captured a time lapse video of the phenomenon, more commonly known as the Northern Lights, complete with ferry and airplane crossings. Although the aurora borealis is usually seen farther north, we get them too when the…

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BHS Grad Makes Science Pop Up on Ferry Sunday

Nina Arens is a 2005 Bainbridge High School grad who loves science. She loves it so much that she makes it pop up suddenly at unexpected times and in unusual places, including on ferry crossings. Her business, Pop-Up Science, which is a traveling museum that engages kids in the scientific world, will show up tomorrow, Sunday, September 12,…

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Hood Canal Bridge

From Now Through Sunday, Expect Long Closures of Hood Canal Bridge

Before you cross, check. The Washington State Department of Transportation is warning motorists about possible extended closures of the Hood Canal Bridge effective from today, September 10, through Sunday. WSDOT promises to update the status of the bridge regularly, indicating whether it is open or closed to vehicular traffic. Click here to track the status. No boat…

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Hood Canal

Hood Canal Bridge Stuck Open (a.k.a. Closed)

Claudia Bingham Baker, Communications Manager for the Olympic Region of WSDOT, reported this afternoon that the Hood Canal Bridge is closed until further notice. The reason, she explained to IB, is a combination of very high tides and a construction project. The anchor cables that tie the bridge to the bottom of the canal are…

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Summer Ferry Ridership Higher Than 2014 by 150,000—More to Come

If you took a ferry last night, you’re probably already aware of this: Ferry ridership is higher than ever. This summer alone, Washington State Ferries hauled 150,000 more passengers than last summer, which Ian Sterling of WSF communications says is enough to fill Safeco Field almost three times, representing a 2.4 percent average systemwide increase. In…

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Ferry Travel Alerts Starting Tomorrow and Sailing Through Weekend

The Washington State Ferries are warning people to expect heavy traffic tomorrow, September 3, when the Seahawks take on the Oakland Raiders in yet another preseason home game. The game starts at 7 p.m. and WSF is predicting long lines eastbound in the afternoon and westbound in the evening. To help ameliorate the situation, WSF…

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Walla Walla

Ferry Photo Contest: Enter Your Best Shot Now

The Washington State Ferries is challenging you to share your best ferry photos on Twitter. The winning photo could win you—not a free ferry pass for life—a free, behind-the-scenes tour of a ferry. There are rules—quite a few, in fact. WSDOT (and WSF) employees and contractors are ineligible. The photos must “include a state ferry whether…

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Seahawks Preseason Starts and WSF Adds a Ferry

If you have to ride the ferry this weekend, grit your teeth now. Friday is the Seahawks’ first preseason game. They’ll meet the Denver Broncos at home at 7 p.m. Seattle is also hosting Hempfest on Friday from noon to 8 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. There’s a Sounders’ game too, on…

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Ferry Fares Apparently Not High Enough: Get Ready for the Bump

Tuesday, the Washington State Transportation Commission voted unanimously for two-stage ferry fare increases after its final hearing on the fare proposal. The increase will address the 2015/17 state transportation budget for Washington State Ferries’ operations, which requires WSF to generate $357 million between July 1 of this year and June 30 of 2017. The commission approved the following increases: A 2.5-percent fare increase for vehicles and…

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Walla Walla

Reduced Ferry Capacity Next Week While ‘Puyallup’ Gets Repaired

The Washington State Ferries announced this afternoon, July 15, that for three days next week, July 20-22, the Puyallup will be pulled from service for emergency vessel maintenance. This maintenance consists of inspection of  the engine that broke down on June 20. The Walla Walla, which carries 14 fewer vehicles, will serve in its stead. WSF warns…

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Poll: Should Hildebrand and Ericksen Be Connected for Thru Traffic?

With the new police and court facility planned on Madison Avenue adjacent to City Hall, the key north-south Winslow artery will experience even more traffic and slowdowns. Indeed, many wonder how police vehicles will safely maneuver through downtown. With Madison further burdened, some are returning to an old question: Should Ericksen Avenue be connected to Hildebrand Lane for…

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Issaquah Ferry to Help on Seattle-Bainbridge Run

Susan Harris, spokesperson for Washington State Ferries, says the 3:50 Tacoma ferry out of Bainbridge today, May 8, lost propulsion at about 4:20 p.m. That is all the information WSF currently has about the reason the ferry went adrift today. Harris said the Tacoma was towed into Colman Dock and passengers were offloaded. Currently the…

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Bainbridge Ferry Adrift in Sound

The Tacoma has broken down and is waiting for repair. The 4:40 p.m. and 6:20 p.m. sailing from Seattle and the 5:30 p.m. and 7:10 p.m. sailing from Bainbridge Island have been cancelled.  Stay tuned.   

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