FERRY UPDATE: Fauntleroy dock reopening after repair closure

10:33 AM: The week is not off to a good start for Washington State Ferries. The Fauntleroy dock is out of service for repairs. The downtown dock is also down to one slip because a boat from the Bainbridge run made a hard landing, and both the boat – M/V Kaleetan – and dock are being assessed. WSF says Fauntleroy service “will be suspended while maintenance staff assess and repair the issue. The repairs are currently estimated to be completed by mid-afternoon. This means service on the Fauntleroy/Vashon and Fauntleroy/Southworth routes is cancelled until further notice. Service between Southworth and Vashon will continue to run, and the #1 vessel will sail as scheduled, while the #2 vessel will operate unscheduled trips as needed.” We are told at least part of the Fauntleroy problem is related to a worn-out cable. Updates as we get them.

10:44 AM: WSF spokesperson Ian Sterling confirms, “There’s some sort of issue with a cable that is currently being inspected. It’s my understanding the cable is used to help lower and raise the ramp to and from the ferry.”

1:04 PM: WSF says the repairs are complete and the Fauntleroy terminal is back in service with the 1:15 boat to Vashon.

5 Replies to "FERRY UPDATE: Fauntleroy dock reopening after repair closure"

  • Kersti Elisabeth Muul April 4, 2022 (10:43 am)


  • Calvin James April 4, 2022 (11:16 am)


  • Michele April 4, 2022 (1:00 pm)
    The Fauntleroy/Vashon/Southworth  route  will return to service  beginning with the 1:15 p.m.  departure from Fauntleroy to Vashon.
    • WSB April 4, 2022 (1:04 pm)

      WSF just tweeted that a couple minutes ago, I’m updating.

  • Susan April 4, 2022 (1:18 pm)

    Looks like Fauntleroy is back in business. They’re presently loading a Vashon-only boat (leaving at least 2.0 Southworth cars behind 🙄).

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