BREMERTON, Wash. — The newly launched Kitsap Transit fast ferry will miss all Monday and Tuesday sailings as the boat undergoes repairs to fix issues with its hull.
The Kitsap Sun reports (http://bit.ly/2wBaknT ) it’s the fifth time the Rich Passage 1 has been temporarily out of service since it began operations on July 10.
In its short run, the boat has been kept out of commission by electrical malfunctions, issues with the propulsion systems and engine problems.
During the first three outages, RP1 was back in service within about half a day.
Kitsap Transit has been negotiating with the Bellingham company, who owns the design rights to the boat, about building a possible backup.
That boat would take 18 months to build and get into service after an agreement is reached.
Information from: Kitsap Sun, http://www.kitsapsun.com/