Yakima Service Update

Posted April 27, 2018 at 10:33 am by

One of the bent blades on the Yaki­ma pro­peller — WSF Photo

So what was up with the Yaki­ma this week? Here’s a recap from Amy Scarton
Assis­tant Sec­re­tary, WSDOT/Ferries Divi­sion at WSF Headquarters…

Thanks to the quick work of our crews, the Anacortes/San Juan Islands route is back on its reg­u­lar sched­ule fol­low­ing an unfor­tu­nate meet­ing between the Yaki­ma and a sub­merged object on Sun­day. One of the vessel’s pro­pellers hit what is believed to be a log near Lopez Island, tak­ing the boat out of ser­vice and caus­ing sched­ule dis­rup­tions through Wednesday.

The Yaki­ma was sent to our Eagle Har­bor Main­te­nance Facil­i­ty on Bain­bridge Island so divers could straight­en all five blades on the pro­peller. After a few hours of sea tri­als and addi­tion­al touch-up repairs, our crews were able to return the Yaki­ma to Ana­cortes in just three days.

Final­ly and most impor­tant­ly, I want to thank our cus­tomers for their patience dur­ing these ser­vice impacts.

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One comment...

  1. amaz­ing and time­ly work! how lucky are we, could have been weeks like in the old days!! Thanks for coor­di­nat­ing work with every­one need­ed, thanks to every­one for the effort; we need the depend­abil­i­ty of the fer­ries; glad it was­n’t worse!
    Pam Fr

    Comment by pam fry on April 27, 2018 at 2:42 pm

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