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July 1, 2014 at 11:23 AM

Some cars scrape on new Washington ferry Tokitae

The Associated Press Some long or low vehicles that take the car ramps on Washington’s newest ferry bottom out and scrape due to what two lawmakers are calling a design flaw that ferry officials ignored. The problem is occurring on the Tokitae, which entered service Monday on the busy Mukilteo-Clinton run between terminals about 20 miles north…

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October 30, 2012 at 8:56 AM

Coast Guard says add crew to Washington ferries

The Associated Press Washington State Ferries chief David Mosely says the agency will have to hire nine to 12 employees to comply with a Coast Guard order to increase staffing for safety. The Coast Guard sent a letter to the state Friday ordering revised staffing by the end of November. Mosely told The Daily Herald he’s not…

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