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UPDATE | Seven or more ferry sailings to be canceled due to Tacoma troubles

A crew from the ferry MV Sealth brings a tow line to the ferry MV Tacoma. The Tacoma lost propulsion power on its sailing to Bainbridge Island Tuesday afternoon.   - Luciano Marano | Bainbridge Island Review
A crew from the ferry MV Sealth brings a tow line to the ferry MV Tacoma. The Tacoma lost propulsion power on its sailing to Bainbridge Island Tuesday afternoon.
— image credit: Luciano Marano | Bainbridge Island Review

Seven or more ferry sailings will be canceled due to troubles with the ferry MV Tacoma, Washington State Ferries announced just before 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 29.

The ferry Tacoma lost propulsion power just before arriving at Eagle Harbor from Seattle during the 12:20 p.m. sailing.

Details of the problems aboard the ferry were sparse Tuesday afternoon. WSF reported the ferry MV Tacoma has been "taken out of service for necessary repairs."

Passengers on board the vessel have been told the ship no longer has propulsion power.

The ferry MV Sealth has been diverted from the Seattle-Bremerton route to tow the Tacoma away from the Bainbridge Island shoreline.

A tugboat has also been requested, according to the crew of the Tacoma, to bring the vessel into Eagle Harbor.

Three sailings from Bainbridge Island have been canceled: the 1:10, 2:55 and 4:35 p.m. sailings.

Washington State Ferries also said the 2:05, 3:45 and 5:30 p.m. sailings from Seattle to Bainbridge will be impacted.

WSF said the 12:20 p.m. departure of the Sealth from Bremerton was affected by the breakdown with the Tacoma, and noted the 3 p.m. sailing may be affected, as well.

The 3 p.m. sailing from Bremerton to Seattle is also in question, according to WSF.

Affected Seattle departures to Bremerton include the 1:30 p.m. sailing and possibly the 4:20 p.m. run.

 

 

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