Vibrations found in state's newest ferry

Vibrations found in state's newest ferry

Credit: Port of Everett

Washington State’s newest ferry, Chetzemoka, at Everett Shipyard, April, 2010.

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by Associated Press

KING5.com

Posted on July 30, 2010 at 7:39 AM

SEATTLE -  The Washington state Department of Transportation says they have discovered excessive vibrations in the driveline of the state's newest ferry during sea trials.

The department says that engineers will work with Todd Pacific Shipyards to pinpoint the cause of the vibrations of the ferry Chetzemoka.

Chetzemoka, a 64-vehicle vessel, is scheduled to serve the Whidbey Island-Port Townsend route sometime this year.

The new ferry passed other tests during sea trail, including steering, propulsion systems and navigation equipment.
 

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