Year built: 2015 Passenger Capacity: 1,500 Vehicle capacity: 144 Auto Deck Height: 8'
Tall vehicle clearance height: 16' Number of side-by-side- motorhomes: 3
Length: 362' 3" Beam: 82' 2" Draft: 18' Propulsion: 2 diesel engines Horsepower: 6,000 Speed: 17 knots
Name Translation: Giving People
|The Samish arriving at Anacortes ffrom Friday Harbor, with Mount Baker watching in the distance. Photo courtesy of Brandon Swan.
The Samish makes evasive maneuvers on the morning of Saturday, 14 July 2018 to avoid a
mislaid crab pot.
Photo courtesy of the San Juan Islander
|Watch where you put that thing!
Crab pots have always been a hazard in the summer months on Puget
Sound, but the last few years in particular have been particular bad for
Washington State Ferries.
In 2017 three ferries were snagged in crab pot lines, the Salish being the
most severely damaged when the lines wrapped around the propeller and
damaged the propulsion system.
Drydocking alone costs taxpayers $100,000.00. Repairs beyond that can
cost thousands of dollars more.
So please be careful, and keep the crab pots well out of ferry lanes.