Elwha free of rope, back in service

Repairs are completed and the Elwha returns to service with the Anacortes 4:45 pm sailing to Friday Harbor Wednesday, August 16, 2017. This restores the regular schedule to the Anacortes/San Juan Island routes. Reservations are now available for the remainder of the day. The Friday Harbor 5:30 pm interisland sailing to Orcas, Shaw and Lopez will be delayed up to 45 minutes.


Elwha out of service due to rope around propeller

After experiencing extreme vibration on the M/V ELWHA, divers discovered a significant amount of rope entangled in the boat’s propeller shaft. Divers are currently working to remove the rope and inspect the vessel for further damage. In the meantime, Washington State Ferries has modified its sailing schedule to and from the San Juan Islands, which is as follows:


Crab pot catches ferry

Assistant Secretary, WSDOT/Ferries Division Amy Scarton sent out the weekly Washington State Ferries Update. We've copied it here as it explains the problems faced by WSF  last week. 

Salish's propulsion shaft damaged by polypropylene crab pot. WSF photo

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