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Service on Mukilteo/Clinton run to be increased on weekends

Changes set to begin Aug. 22


Last updated 9/11/2020 at 6:20pm

David Pan

Washington State Ferries is expanding weekend service on its Mukilteo/Clinton run to two boats on the weekend.

Starting on Saturday, Aug. 22, Washington State Ferries (WSF) will restore two-boat weekend service on the Mukilteo/Clinton and Edmonds/Kingston routes.

Both runs have been operating without one of their normal two vessels each Saturday and Sunday since June 20, due to a lack of crewmembers needed to meet U.S. Coast Guard safety requirements.

Since late March, more than 100 high-risk WSF vessel and terminal employees have been unavailable due to the pandemic. In addition, new hires were unable to undergo mandatory face-to-face training until June.

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