Leak forces ferry Sealth out of service

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by KING 5 News

KING5.com

Posted on December 7, 2012 at 1:59 PM

A leak aboard the Washington state Ferry Sealth will take it out of service on the Seattle-to-Bremerton run. A smaller boat will take its place, meaning longer lines and waits for passengers.

The Sealth, which carries 90 cars, will be taken out of service starting with the Friday 3 p.m. run. It will be replaced with the 64-car Salish until Sunday night. There is no Wi-Fi service or galley on the Salish.

A routine overnight hull inspection revealed a leaking seam in the hull on the port side of the Sealth, approximately 4 feet below the water line, according to a ferry spokesperson.

The Ferry Issaquah, which carries 124 cars, will move from the Vashon Island- Southworth run to the Seattle-Bremerton route. The smaller Salish will take its place for at least a week.

The Sealth will likely remain out of service until Dec. 17.
The estimated repair cost is nearly $94,000.

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