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Second Bremerton ferry to return to service

The 202-car ferry Wenatchee will return to service this afternoon on the Seattle/Bainbridge Island route after crews repaired damage from the vessel’s hard landing Aug. 30.

Other vessels moved last weekend will return to their previous route assignments: the Puyallup to Edmonds/Kingston (restoring normal vehicle capacity on that route) and the Hyak to Seattle/Bremerton (restoring two auto ferries to that route). It is expected the Hyak will make a late 4:20 p.m. departure from Seattle.

“It has been a very difficult week for our Bremerton customers and we really appreciate their patience,” said David Moseley, assistant secretary for WSF. “Crews worked double shifts since Sunday, and I’m relieved that they were able to repair the Wenatchee in time for service on the busy Labor Day weekend.”

Crews also worked around the clock to repair Slip 3 at Colman Dock in Seattle, which was damaged by the Wenatchee’s hard landing, according to Moseley.

WSF reminds travelers to allow extra time for ferry travel this weekend. The longest backups are expected Friday afternoon and evening, Sept. 4, Sunday afternoon and evening, Sept. 6 and Monday morning, Sept. 7.

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