FERRY ALERT: Fauntleroy-Vashon-Southworth down to one boat

3:19 PM: Thanks for the tip. Washington State Ferries says M/V Issaquah had to go out of service for “necessary unscheduled vessel maintenance,” so the Fauntleroy-Vashon-Southworth route is currently down to one boat. WSF says that “engineers are on board (Issaquah) working on the issue.” Meantime, M/V Kittitas continues the #1 schedule; you can check Vessel Watch for its location.

3:41 PM: WSF now says it’s a “steering issue” and they’re still working on it.

6:16 PM: No ETA for a fix yet. WSF says the wait at Fauntleroy is now up to 3 hours for drivers

9 Replies to "FERRY ALERT: Fauntleroy-Vashon-Southworth down to one boat"

  • 4thGenWestSide August 31, 2023 (5:58 pm)

    There are no words.  

    • Jim August 31, 2023 (8:13 pm)

      The only words I can think of is a 4% hike in fares for the fall rates 

  • Marcia August 31, 2023 (6:24 pm)

    What a shame the SDOT camera is pointing south during a back-up!

  • Linda August 31, 2023 (6:52 pm)

    There are words, they just can be published here. ;)

  • Sam-c August 31, 2023 (8:24 pm)

    Oh dear. That’s no fun. No wonder there was such a long line this evening.  With a 3 hour wait, almost seems like a drive to Point Defiance would be shorter. 

  • Lola September 1, 2023 (11:15 am)

    Drive around or try the Coleman Ferry or the Kingston Ferry.  I know all probably are bad. 

  • Rick September 2, 2023 (4:20 pm)

    You could swim across almost as fast. Did the Southworth- Fauntleroy commute for 13 years and don’t have to anymore. Happy for that but I do miss my house on Long Lake. Oh well…As somebody somewhere said “I’m too old for this s***”. I am.

  • Erik September 4, 2023 (1:21 pm)

    Any update on if the second boat is back up and running?

    • WSB September 4, 2023 (1:56 pm)

      Yes, they reset the following day.

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