WSF staff just sent the following message to members of the SJI Partnership group with the request that we pass it along. I will post additional updates as they become available.
The Elwha is out of service due to an electrical issue with the #2 drive motor that was discovered early this morning. The Elwha’s engine room crew and a team from WSF’s Eagle Harbor Maintenance Facility are troubleshooting and making repairs. The vessel will be out of service for the remainder of the day.
- We are asking Anacortes/San Juan Islands customers to avoid traveling today if possible and are no longer accepting drive-up (standby) vehicles.
- Existing reservation holders will be prioritized on a first come, first served basis, regardless of the time of their reservation.
- We are adjusting the sailing schedule to provide as much service as possible and using the other vessels on this route to provide additional service between Anacortes and the islands.
- We are proactively communicating with our customers via email, social media and online and providing information to local and statewide media. Customers are encouraged to sign-up for email alerts, check WSF’s website and follow us on Twitter (@wsferries) to receive the latest schedule information and updates.
Our hope is that the Elwha will be cleared to return to service by Saturday morning, but we are also developing contingency plans if this is not the case.