Good vibrations: New ferry’s delivery likely in October

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  • Thursday, August 19, 2010 5:09pm
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SEATTLE – Changes to propulsion-control software have eliminated unwanted vibrations on the new MV Chetzemoka ferry, the state Department of Transportation said today.

A new date for the Chetzemoka’s inaugural sailing between Port Townsend and Keystone has not been set, but may occur in October after a minimum of six weeks of crew training are completed.

“In working with Todd Shipyards, we fine-tuned and refined the operating system to ensure that the propulsion components work together for optimal performance,” said David Moseley, assistant secretary for Washington State Ferries, in a news release.

“We have a boat that we’re confident meets our operating requirements, can stop in the required distances and will provide safe and reliable service.”

The original inauguration date was next Sunday, Aug. 29, but was postponed when vibrations occurred at high speeds during sea trials.

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