UPDATE: West Seattle Water Taxi service interrupted by state-ferry threat investigation

12:26 PM: Just in from King County Water Taxi: “The West Seattle Water Taxi’s 12:30 pm departure from Downtown Seattle has been canceled. At this time, we do not know when service will resume. Apologies for the delay.” The alert doesn’t explain the cancellation/interruption – but Colman Dock is currently closed for investigation of a threat reportedly involving the Bainbridge state ferry. Updates to come.

12:32 PM: The threat investigation also has Bainbridge/Bremerton state-ferry service on hold.

(Added: Webcam image from WSF Bainbridge terminal area)

What’s described as an “active bomb threat” was apparently centered on the Bainbridge terminal; on the Seattle side, officers with K9s are checking a vessel from that route, M/V Tacoma, so that’s why Colman Dock is currently closed.

12:48 PM: Colman Dock has just reopened. Tracker shows the Water Taxi vessel Doc Maynard is still at Seacrest, so whenever it gets the all-clear, it’ll still have to cross the bay to get to the passengers waiting there.

1:11 PM: The Water Taxi has resumed service. (added) WSF has been cleared to resume regular service in Seattle and Bainbridge, too.

1 Reply to "UPDATE: West Seattle Water Taxi service interrupted by state-ferry threat investigation"

  • Adam March 6, 2022 (4:53 pm)

    We were on the taxi today for the 12:00 departure and got off when it was clear we were going to be delayed but no one could really say for how long. The folks working on the boat confirmed it was because of the security threat mentioned above on the M/S Tacoma and that once it was cleared there was still another boat ahead of us in the queue before we’d even leave.

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