Crew Shortage, Maintenance Issues Cancel Weekend WSF Sailings in San Juans

Posted June 27, 2021 at 12:35 pm by

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By Hay­ley Day, San Juan Update

Sail­ing can­ce­la­tions aboard Wash­ing­ton State Fer­ries ves­sels in the San Juan Islands reached a boil­ing point over the weekend.

The inter­is­land fer­ry was can­celed Sun­day until 11:35 a.m. due to a lack of staffing. Orig­i­nal­ly the route was can­celed until 2:25 p.m. but was lat­er updated.

The No. 1 ves­sel the Chelan also went out of ser­vice for “mechan­i­cal repairs,” report­ed the state, can­cel­ing eight sail­ings from 9:35 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Sun­day. The Suquamish was lat­er brought in and able to run two sail­ings on the Chelan route start­ing at 4:45 p.m.

Sat­ur­day, two sail­ings between Ana­cortes and Lopez Island were can­celed due to a crew short­age

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  1. How stu­pid do they think we are! It just so hap­pens that it’s anoth­er major busy hol­i­day and all of a sud­den there is a staffing short­age! Like we believe gas prices dra­mat­i­cal­ly increase around sum­mer trav­el. It’s just anoth­er crock they think we should believe. The posi­tions of state fer­ry work­ers is a super well pay­ing job with great ben­e­fits and an incred­i­ble retire­ment pro­gram. For some rea­son these fools are being told that they should screw with this great job. FIRE any of them that don’t show up for work!! There are dozens of unem­ployed peo­ple who would give any­thing to have their jobs!!

    Comment by Jim Butcher on June 29, 2021 at 10:39 pm

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