PORT TOWNSEND — A wind-whipped wave walloped the passenger-ferry Snohomish, pushing in two starboard doors and flooding the cabin, during a run Thursday morning, the second such incident for the ferry within a week.
In addition, the Steilacoom II encountered high seas that swamped its car deck with up to two feet of water on Tuesday.
“There are rough waters out there this week,” said Marta Coursey, state ferries system spokeswoman.
None of the nine passengers and six crew aboard the Snohomish was injured, she said.
The Snohomish was taken out of service for the rest of the day on Thursday for repairs at Eagle Harbor.
Snohomish service was expected to resume this morning between Port Townsend and Whidbey Island after trips were canceled Thursday, Coursey said.