- Associated Press - Wednesday, October 15, 2014

SEATTLE (AP) - The Washington state ferry Tacoma that lost power last summer off Bainbridge Island will be out of service until next year.

State ferries spokeswoman Marta Coursey (coor-SAY’) told the Kitsap Sun (https://bit.ly/1sjqQRw ) the Tacoma will remain at the Eagle Harbor maintenance facility through December.

Contract employees are repairing an electrical system damaged when a fuse blew and a surge damaged propulsion controls and cabling. Coursey says there’s no estimate yet of the cost or whether it’s covered by insurance.

The 460-foot ferry had to be towed to Bainbridge Island on July 29. The 405 passengers and 138 vehicles were safely unloaded.

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Information from: Kitsap Sun, https://www.kitsapsun.com/

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