Salish crew helps tow disabled vessel to safety

The crew of the Salish, the ferry that crosses Admiralty Inlet, helped the morning morning of July 17 tow two vessels to safety.

At approximately 10 a.m., a vessel towing a small boat, which had run out of fuel, maneuvered too close to the Salish’s propeller wash and started taking on water. The 64-car ferry dispatched its rescue boat and towed the two vessels to safety at the shore on the Port Townsend side of Admiralty Inlet, Washington State Department of Transportation spokeswoman Marta Coursey said.

The rescue did delay sailings from the Port Townsend and Coupeville ferry docks. The 10:15 a.m. sailing from Port Townsend and the 11 a.m. sailing from Coupeville were delayed by the rescue, according to information from Washington State Ferries.


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