Cause of ferry Elwha disabling found

SEATTLE – Coast Guard investigators from Sector Seattle discovered the cause of today’s disabling of the ferry Elwha near Blakely Island. An apparent cooling system failure in equipment for one of the vessel’s main propulsion electrical systems is responsible for the vessel becoming disabled while in service. The ferry, now back under power, will be moved to Eagle Harbor, Wash., for...

Multiple agencies respond to disabled ferry

SEATTLE – Coast Guard Sector Seattle sent investigators and inspectors to examine the ferry Elwha after it became disabled today. The investigation of the ferry is intended to determine the cause of the power loss and disabling of the vessel. The ferry will be unable to return to service until the investigation is complete and the Coast Guard is satisfied the ferry is seaworthy. The ferry Elwha...