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Plan for extended waits for ferries, possible disrupted sailings due to crew shortages

Long ferry lines for vehicles expected Labor Day weekend

 

Last updated 9/8/2021 at 1:29pm

Pack extra patience if your Labor Day weekend travel plans include a Washington State Ferries ride.

In addition to the usual long vehicle boarding lines surrounding holiday weekends, riders should be prepared for the possibility of disrupted sailings due to COVID-19 cases and quarantines among crew and the global shortage of mariners.

"Our dispatch team is working in overdrive to staff our vessels with some crew needing to quarantine, with many crewmembers holding over and working beyond their scheduled shifts to keep our vessels in service," said Patty Rubstello, head of WSF. "In addition...



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