MUKILTEO — A Washington State Ferries spokeswoman says the ferry Tokitae, which briefly lost power Wednesday evening with 173 people on board, will be back in service Thursday morning on the Mukilteo-Clinton route.
Spokeswoman Susan Harris said the ferry lost power as it approached Mukilteo. She says it drifted for a bit while the problem was assessed but then regained some propulsion and successfully docked at Mukilteo, where it unloaded passengers and cars. She says the ferry didn’t hit anything and no one was hurt.
The ferry was then dispatched empty to Clinton, on Whidbey Island, for further assessment. That left the route down to just one ferry for the rest of Wednesday night.
Late Wednesday, Harris said the Tokitae would be ready to resume service Thursday morning. She said she did not have details on the nature of the propulsion problem.
The 144-car ferry was completed in March 2014 and began service in June 2014.