Bremerton fast ferry to resume after complications

Photo credit: _©Kjell Redal/ The Seattle Times

Kitsap Transit will resume sailings of the Rich Passage 1 (RP1) fast ferry, which runs to Seattle.

Shortly after the 7:10 p.m. departure to Seattle on Tuesday, the ferry redocked in Bremerton, when it was believed to have hit a floating log, according to Kitsap Transit.

The 7:45 p.m. route leaving Seattle was also canceled for precautionary measures. Fifteen pass-holders were provided with tickets to ride the Washington State Ferries.

Seventeen passengers were onboard the 7:10 ferry during the incident; no injuries were reported.

Kitsap Transit marine mechanics did inspect the ferry, but no damage has been found. An object is believed to have gotten stuck in the ferry's foil at the bottom of the boat, causing drag and noise.

The ferry carries passengers only, and can transport up to 118 people.




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