Thursday, September 2, 2021
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Washington Ferry Mariners Protest COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate

As a result of the state’s mandate for COVID-19 vaccines, Washington’s ferry service faces a potential slowdown over Labor Day weekend as mariners stage “sickouts”. The Washington State Ferries (WSF) said they expect long ferry lines on Labor Day weekend due...

September 2, 2021
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Tuesday, September 10, 2019
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Washington State Ferries’ Hybrid-Electric Newbuild Program Launched at Vigor

Washington States Ferries has officially launched its new hybrid-ferry newbuild program at Vigor’s Seattle shipyard.  Washington’s legislature authorized a contract extension earlier this year for Vigor to build up to five...

September 10, 2019
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Wednesday, April 11, 2018
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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...

April 11, 2018
Total Views: 15

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Man Fined for Laser Strike on Washington State Ferry, Sentenced to 15 Days in Jail

A Washington state man has been fined $9,500 by the Coast Guard and ordered to serve 15 days in jail for shining a high-powered laser at the wheelhouse of a Washington State...

January 3, 2017
Total Views: 21

Monday, December 5, 2016

Caught On Camera – Boater Crashes Into Washington State Ferry

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...

December 5, 2016
Total Views: 299

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

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...

May 3, 2016
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Monday, December 28, 2015
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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...

December 28, 2015
Total Views: 48

Thursday, April 9, 2015
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Washington State Ferry Rail Jumper Fined

A passenger of a Washington State Ferry has been fined $5,000 for intentionally jumping overboard from the vessel prior to its departure from the Bremerton ferry terminal.

April 9, 2015
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Thursday, June 5, 2014
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Vigor Delivers First Olympic-Class Ferry to Washington State

Vigor Fab has delivered the first of three planned Olympic-class, 144-car ferries to Washington State Ferries.

June 5, 2014
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Friday, March 21, 2014

Washington States’ First Olympic-Class Ferry Christened at Vigor

Washington State Ferries' first 144-car Olympic Class vessel, the M/V Tokitae, was christened Thursday during a ceremony at Vigor's Seattle shipyard where the ship has been under construction.

March 21, 2014
Total Views: 6

Saturday, December 28, 2013
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A Year at Vigor Industrial Building Puget Sound’s Newest Ferry [TIMELAPSE]

The video captures construction of Washington state’s newest Olympic Class ferry, 144-car Tokitae, from the start of construction through summer 2013. Vigor Industrial began construction of the Tokitae in March...

December 28, 2013
Total Views: 38

Friday, November 22, 2013

Washinton State Ferries Pushes Ahead With LNG Conversion Plans

Washington State Ferries is another step closer becoming one of the United States' first passenger ferry systems to convert at least part of its fleet from diesel fuel to the use of LNG.

November 22, 2013
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Thursday, November 14, 2013

Investigation Faults Human Error in Washington State Ferry Collision with Yacht

A Washington State DOT investigation into a collision between the Washington State Ferry M/V Hyak and a sailboat has found that that human error on behalf of ferry's Captain and Second Mate was responsible for the collision.

November 14, 2013
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Friday, September 13, 2013

Washington State Ferry Collides With Sailboat

A Washington State Ferry collided with a sailboat Friday in the San Juan Islands, sinking the sailboat but luckily sparing any injuries.

September 13, 2013
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