Travel Alert Bulletins

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Thursday, January 19, 2017 01:54 PM

Sea/Brem - Update - M/V Tillikum Replaces M/V Kaleetan
The 12:35 p.m. sailing from Seattle, and the 1:45 p.m. sailing from Bremerton remain cancelled as a result of some interior structural corrosion found on the M/V Kaleetan.

Beginning with the 3:00 p.m. sailing from Seattle, the 87-car M/V Tillikum will operate in place of the 144-car M/V Kaleetan until further notice. This will restore two-boat service the route, but drivers are advised to plan accordingly for this temporary reduction in capacity.

WSF apologizes for the inconvenience and will update you as soon as information becomes available.


Thursday, January 19, 2017 06:37 PM

Sea/Brem - Update - Tillikum 40 minutes behind schedule
The Tillikum is running an estimated 40 minutes behind schedule due to the vessel's slower speed. This affects the 7:55pm, 10:30pm and 12:50am departures from Seattle and the 6:45pm, 9:05pm, and 11:40pm sailings from Bremerton.

There is currently a one hour wait for drivers departing Seattle to Bremerton due to the delays with the Tillikum.

WSF apologizes for any inconvenience this may cause. Updates will be provided as conditions change.


Thursday, January 19, 2017 04:39 AM

Ana/SJI - Vessel Watch Out Of Service
Due to an earlier wind storm, a tree has cut a fiber connection which supplies the data for the vessel tracking system for the San Juan Islands. Updates will occur as information becomes available.


Thursday, January 19, 2017 07:03 PM

Sea/Brem - Tillikum overhead loading in Seattle
Overhead loading and unloading at the Seattle terminal is out of service for Tillikum sailings only. Overhead unloading will be unavailable for the 6:45pm, 9:05pm and 11:40pm departures from Bremerton to Seattle and overhead loading will unavailable for the 7:55pm, 10:30pm and 12:50am departures from Seattle to Bremerton. Passengers will need to load and unload from the car deck. Updates will be provided as conditions change.


Tuesday, January 17, 2017 03:33 PM

Edm/King - Elwha remains on route until week of Jan. 23
The 144 vehicle Elwha remains on the Edmonds/Kingston route until the week of January 23, sailing in the #2 position. Please refer to the online schedule to assist you in tracking departures with reduced capacity.

Edmonds/Kingston Schedule

Thank you for your patience during these necessary vessel rotations required to maintain and preserve our fleet.


Tuesday, January 17, 2017 03:33 PM

Muk/Clin - Pick Up and Drop Off at Clinton Must Enter Through Tollbooth
Customers using the ADA/limited mobility pick-up and drop-off area at the Clinton terminal must enter through the tollbooth instead of the transit bus lanes. Entering through the tollbooth helps keep car traffic out of the bus lanes and ensures your safety and security on the dock. Passengers that are able to walk a short distance can save time and avoid lineups at the tollbooth by using the designated drop-off/pick-up area across from the phone booth on Ferry Dock road. Thank you in advance for your cooperation.