Ferry Kalakala secured to keep it from breaking away from shore

Ferry Kalakala secured to keep it from breaking away from shore

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The vintage ferry Kalakala moored in Tacoma, Wash., March 8, 2012.

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by KING 5 News

KING5.com

Posted on July 25, 2012 at 8:28 AM

Updated Wednesday, Jul 25 at 2:41 PM

The vintage, yet derelict, ferry Kalakala has been tied to steel mooring dolphins in Tacoma in order to keep it from breaking away from shore and crashing into other boats and docks.

The News Tribune reports the mooring dolphins, and better bilge pumps, have helped stabilize the 1935 vessel. But the hull is still in very bad shape.

The Coast Guard declared the Kalakala “a hazard to navigation,” which gives the Army Corps of Engineers the right to seize the vessel and destroy it.

Owner Steve Rodrigues has had difficulty coming up with the money to either restore the Kalakala or move it and scrap it.

Read more at The News Tribune

Information compiled by KING 5’s Travis Pittman
 

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