Posted on April 04, 2019 by Ilias Kiritsis
United States ferry, Admiral Pete collided with US-flagged passenger RoRo, Chimacum during the early morning hours of March the 29th.
The incident occurred at approximately 06:00 am in the vicinity of Sinclair Inlet, near Bremerton, Washington State.
Thankfully there were no passengers aboard the Admiral Pete at the time of the collision.
Reportedly, the accident occurred as Admiral Pete was pulling away from its moorage.
Pete’s crew was not injured in the collision, but the vessel sustained significant damage to its aft on the starboard side.
Chimacum sustained only minor damage in the collision and reported no injuries as a result of the accident. Local maritime authorities have characterised the damage as mostly cosmetic.
Both the United States Coast Guard (USCG) and the local port authority are conducting their own investigations into the incident.
The Admiral Pete serves the Annapolis-Bremerton route during commute hours and the Port Orchard Bremerton route during the midday.
However, as there is no replacement ferry available, the Annapolis Bremerton service will be cancelled until further notice.