Ferry damaged in hard landing in Seattle

  • The Associated Press
  • Sunday, August 30, 2009 3:37pm
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The Associated Press

SEATTLE — The state ferry Wenatchee has been damaged in a hard landing in fog at Colman Dock in Seattle, leaving one boat on the Seattle-Bainbridge Island run.

State ferry officials write that the Wenatchee will remain out of service until repairs are made.

Ferry passengers tell The Seattle Times and KOMO Television the Wenatchee seemed to be moving faster than usual when it came out of the fog shortly before hitting the dock.

A ferry system spokeswoman, Susan Harris, says one elderly person was slightly injured. She adds that she doesn’t have any details on damage to the boat or the ferry slip it was using, number two.

Ferry system and Coast Guard investigations are planned.

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