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Washington State Ferry Aground, Bainbridge Island, WA

Bainbridge Island, WA | 2023-Apr-15

Initial Notification: NOAA SSC was notified that the Washington State Ferry Walla Walla ran aground in Rich Passage, on Bainbridge Island, WA, while enroute from Bremerton to Seattle. There are approx. 600 passengers aboard with no report of injuries. A tug and USCG vessels are on-scene. There has been no observed oil release. Peak low tide is 2000 this evening. A plan to offload passengers is being developed. .

Incident Details
Primary threat:Oil
Latitude (approximate): 47° 35.90′ North
Longitude (approximate): 122° 32.87′ West