Fire scare delays sailing of Bainbridge ferry

Several ferry sailings on the Bainbridge Island-Seattle route have been delayed or canceled in recent days due to mechanical troubles with both boats.

The most recent problems happened Tuesday morning on the ferry M/V Tacoma.

Personnel aboard the vessel received reports about the smell of smoke coming from the galley, and ferry crews responded in fire gear, said ferry spokesman Ian Sterling.

“Once the source was to be determined to be a light in the galley freezer without any actual fire, the vessel was cleared to return to service after about a 20-minute delay,” Sterling said.

The incident delayed the 9:35 a.m. Dec. 4 departure from Seattle to the island.

Late Friday, Nov. 30, the Bainbridge sailing to Seattle at 11:35 p.m. was canceled — as well as the return trip to Bainbridge at 12:15 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 1. — after the overhead loading ramp got stuck in the down position on the M/V Wenatchee while the vessel was at the Bainbridge terminal.

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