UPDATE: ‘Law-enforcement activity’ delaying Fauntleroy ferries

9:06 PM: Thanks for the tips. Police are at the Fauntleroy ferry dock, and Washington State Ferries says M/V Cathlamet‘s 8:50 pm departure is delayed because of “law-enforcement activity.” We’re heading to the dock to find out more.

(WSB photos)

9:20 PM: Police at the dock tell us it’s a “person in crisis” situation; they are dealing with an agitated person who was threatening to jump off the dock. SFD and other emergency personnel were called to get him help; he’s going to be transported to Harborview Medical Center via ambulance.

9:24 PM: Our crew at the dock says they’ve just announced over the PA system that service will be resuming (the other boat on the run, M/V Kittitas, has been waiting just off Fauntleroy).

9:31 PM: To catch up, WSF has said via text alert, Cathlamet will take Southworth-destined vehicles and people only, while Kittitas will load only for Vashon.

5 Replies to "UPDATE: 'Law-enforcement activity' delaying Fauntleroy ferries"

  • Cynthia Reid April 14, 2024 (9:11 pm)

    Please stay safe! 

  • Rhonda April 14, 2024 (9:11 pm)

    More units arriving and looks like SFD truck (watching from my Lincoln Park run). Garbled announcement on ferry PA system and eastbound ferry waiting in middle of Sound.

  • Linda April 14, 2024 (10:41 pm)

    I was on the ferry waiting to get off… would have been nice to be at least a little informed of what was going on instead of just “Stay in your Vehicles” .. 

    • Fledgling Artist April 15, 2024 (8:57 am)

      Job One was keeping everyone safe and focusing on the person in crisis. Need to know v. nice to know is to be expected during an emergency.

      • hj April 15, 2024 (5:35 pm)

        Your definition of “nice to know” doesn’t agree with the substantial existing guidance regarding emergency action messages and the necessary minimum level of information needed to build public trust and encourage more decisive decision-making.

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