Abandoned Ride-Share Bike on Washington State Ferry Prompts $17,000 Search

The U.S. Coast Guard is becoming increasingly concerned about bicycles being left behind on Washington States Ferries amid the exploding popularity of bike-share programs. In one incident last week, a ride-share bike left behind on a Washington State Ferry resulted in a helicopter search before authorities determined that no person had fallen overboard. The search ended up … [Read more...]

Caught On Camera – Boater Crashes Into Washington State Ferry

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mtZJ__8PVDU A passenger aboard a Washington State Ferry captured video of the moment a motor boat named "Nap Tyme" collided with the WSF ferry Chetzemoka near Vashon Island on Sunday. Wasthington State Ferries confirmed the incident on Twitter on Sunday, writing: "Private boat hit ferry on Pt Defiance/Talequah rte. No injuries, … [Read more...]

Man Fined $100,000 For Laser Strike on Washington State Ferry

The U.S. Coast Guard has issued a $100,000 fine to a Washington man who last year intentionally pointed a laser into the wheelhouse of a Washington State Ferry Tokiate. An investigation into the October 22, 2015 incident determined that Mark Raden of Freeland, WA was aboard the WSF Kitnap transiting between Mukilteo and Clinton when he pointed the high-powered blue laser … [Read more...]

Washington State Ferries Orders Fourth Olympic Ferry

Washington State Ferries is ending the year with an order for its fourth new Olympic Class ferry at Vigor Industrial. WSF signed a Notice to Proceed last week with shipbuilder Vigor for work on its fourth 144-vehicle ferry, with work to begin in January. The new ferry, along with the ferries' Tokitae, Samish and Chimacum, will be replacing four of Washington … [Read more...]