Submitted by Washington State Ferries.
The San Juan Islands’ interisland route remains suspended due to the Chelan sustaining damage after likely hitting the shoreline Sunday evening. The boat is being thoroughly inspected for damage and will need to remain in Friday Harbor until it’s deemed safe to be moved for repairs. WSF’s priority is to restore service on the route by bringing in another boat. However, because there is only one tie-up slip at Friday Harbor, the replacement vessel can only be brought in once the Chelan can be moved from its current location.