Post by Olympic Ferries on Jul 28, 2019 18:45:06 GMT -8
Luckily, WSF has realized that the Yakima is much more effective as A5 (due to the higher passenger traffic) and the Kitsap will be swapping up to A2 tomorrow through at least Thursday, so I've heard, as to when they can get the Kaleetan up to Anacortes from EH.
According to the layup schedule posted on the previous page, she was supposed to go in this week (annual inspection is scheduled for the first week of April).
For some reason, the Puyallup (pulled from service this past weekend for unspecified reasons) is currently moored at Terminal 5 in Seattle.
Terminal 5 in Seattle was where a fleet of big Sea-Land container ships made their calls before moving to Tacoma in the 1980s.
It would require more than two Jumbo Mark II ferries moored end to end to match the length of the former handsome SL-7 container ships, such as the SEA-LAND COMMERCE. Those fast giants measured 946 feet in length. They were turned over to the military operations after their careers were done with Sea-Land. Those were my all time favorite container ships!
Terminal 5 is also now the Foss Shipyard location in Seattle. Tacoma and Puyallup have gone down there for various maintenance works.
I enjoy referencing these Layup Boards. Any chance of getting updated ones?
I will see what I can do in the next couple of weeks, however, from the bits and pieces I've been able to gather up I think that there are a lot of wildcards at this point.
I'll ask, and if I get a new board I will post it here. In the meantime, the upcoming projects page (link here)* has the dates of major maintenance tasks, which can be used to make some predictions about fleet deployment.
*as always, information contained within these documents is subject to change without notice. All standard maintenance schedule disclaimers apply.
Wasn't sure exactly where to put this, but VesselWatch has been updated. Good news and bad news:
Bad News: Out of service boats appear to no longer be toggleable. No more seeing which boat is in Eagle Harbor or Vigor or Dakota Creek.
Good News: Past VesselWatch data is now available!!! If you want to see where a boat was on a certain date, you can search for it! (e.g. If you want to know the specific date the Cathlamet went from the Bremerton run to the San Juans, it was 9/18/14, etc. Appears to go back as far as 2010. Only for currently active vessels, so no Elwha, Hyak, Klahowya, Evergreen State, Hiyu or Rhododendron)