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Hard landing at Fauntleroy dock damages Cathlamet and offshore terminal structure

Washington State Ferries is working with the Coast Guard and the National Transportation Safety Board in investigating the cause of this morning's hard landing at Fauntleroy. WSF does not know yet how this incident will affect service across the  system, but will keep the public informed of any changes.

The ferry Cathlamet had a hard landing Fauntleroy Thursday, July 28, 2022 causing significant damage to the vessel and an offshore dolphin at the terminal. Fauntleroy service was suspended until later that day once the ferry was moved away from the terminal. No one was seriously hurt.

Issaquah, the other vessel on the route, continued to provide service between Vashon Island and Southworth only. People who need to travel between Vashon Island and the mainland can also use our Point Defiance/Tahlequah route. King County Metro provides walk-on passenger ferry service between downtown Seattle and Vashon Island. 



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