Crew Shortage, Maintenance Issues Cancel Weekend WSF Sailings in San Juans
Posted June 27, 2021 at 12:35 pm by Hayley Day
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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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!!
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