Video: Pleasure Boat And Passenger Ferry Collide
[Brief] On Sunday, a pleasure boat named Nap Tyme crossed the bow of the Washington State ferry Chetzemoka, resulting in a collision.
The double-ended ferry performed a crash stop, but it still struck the boat amidships on the port side. After the collision, the boat was pushed away by the ferry's prop wash.
A spokesman for the Washington State Ferries system said that it is believed that the boat's operator was belowdecks in the moments leading up to the collision. In eyewitness video, an individual can be seen emerging from the cabin about 25 seconds after impact.
No injuries or significant damage were reported, and the Coast Guard cleared the ferry to return to its regular service between Vashon and Point Defiance the same day.
A criminal investigation is not planned.