1:19 PM: Water-watchers know the regular Bainbridge and Bremerton Washington State Ferries routes by heart, so it’s not hard to see when something digresses from the usual pattern. Right now, M/V Sealth has diverted from the Bremerton route to go check out trouble reported with M/V Tacoma, which is reported to be stalled by Bainbridge Island. You can track both via WSF’s VesselWatch.
1:26 PM: Update via Kitsap Sun reporter Josh Farley on Twitter:
— joshfarley (@joshfarley) July 29, 2014
The person whose photos he has re-tweeted is Van Badzik, who also tweeted this:
Starting the tow. pic.twitter.com/wn0Xlv1yxW
— Van Badzik (@Van_Bad) July 29, 2014
That’s West Seattle in the backdrop, east of where the ferry-towing is happening alongside Bainbridge.
1:39 PM: As noted in comments, and also now reported by the Kitsap Sun, the tug Thea Foss is headed over to help.
2:46 PM: The Tacoma is en route to Bainbridge to offload. WSF says the Bainbridge/Seattle run is one boat only TFN.