Yakima Ferry Removed from Service for Repairs

Friday, October 07, 2011

The Yakima ferry was immediately removed from service this morning after maintenance crews discovered signs of abnormal wear on the journal bearing, which supports the propulsion shaft. Ferry riders in the San Juan Islands should expect delays through the weekend and next week with the 144-car ferry out of service.  Washington State Ferries is moving vessels to maintain service on the route. The available vessels have less capacity and are slower than the Yakima and will not be able to keep the regular schedule.
Starting Saturday, Oct. 8, the 34-car Hiyu will replace the 87-car Evergreen State as the inter-island vessel. The Evergreen State will then serve as one of the three vessels that sails between Anacortes and the islands.
The Yakima is currently in Anacortes and will be towed to Eagle Harbor today (Friday, October 7, 2011). WSF crews need to determine the extent of the damage to estimate the length of repair time.
Crews will remove the journal bearing and inspect the problem. A subcontractor will repair a new bearing and WSF crews will install it.

Maritime Reporter August 2014 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

Shipbuilding

Nigerian Customer Orders Ninth Damen Dredger

A Nigerian customer has added its ninth Damen dredger to its fleet. The Cutter Suction Dredger type CSD500 was chosen due to the availability of Damen Field Services in Nigeria,

Steel Cut for Yamal LNG Project’s Lead Tanker

A steel-cutting ceremony was held on September 29 for the lead gas tanker ordered by SCF Group for transportation of liquefied natural gas (LNG) under the Yamal LNG project.

Aker Evaluating Future of US Shipyard, ASC

Norway's Aker ASA may decide to merge or otherwise restructure two listed units that have seen strong benefits from the U.S. shale oil energy boom, Aker's Converto

Ferries

Interferry’s UN, EU Input on Display in Vancouver

Two major examples of Interferry’s growing influence will be highlighted next week at the global trade association’s 39th annual conference in Vancouver.       CEO

New Assistant Secretary WSDOT Sets Her Priorities

In the latest Washington State Ferries 'Weekly Update' newly appointed Assistant Secretary WSDOT/Ferries Division, Lynne Griffith, sums up as she completes her

Golden Gate Ferry Captains Stage One-day Strike

The Golden Gate passenger ferry system, California's largest, was shut down on Friday by striking boat captains, disrupting service for thousands of San Francisco

 
 
Maritime Contracts Maritime Standards Naval Architecture Navigation Offshore Oil Pipelines Pod Propulsion Port Authority Salvage Ship Repair
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | terms and conditions | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.3232 sec (3 req/sec)