Kitsap Transit hires new marine services director

Will lead launch of passenger-only fast-ferry service

BREMERTON – On April 3, Capt. Casey Harrington will become Kitsap Transit’s marine services director, leading the agency’s launch of its passenger-only fast-ferry service.

Harrington presently is the marine director for British Petroleum, where he oversees 148 vessels, including 31 fast ferries, involved in operations across the globe and manages a $1.5 billion annual operating budget, according to Kitsap Transit officials.

“We are excited that our first marine services director brings an incredible depth of experience in maritime management and operations that we will draw upon as we launch fast-ferry service to Seattle and manage a growing fleet of vessels,” said John Clauson, executive director of Kitsap Transit. “We were impressed not only by Casey’s outstanding credentials but his enthusiasm for the role.”

Harrington was selected from a pool of 27 qualified applicants. He grew up on Bainbridge Island and has a wife and two children.

Kitsap Transit has been operating since 1983. The Bremerton-based agency carried more than 3.8 million riders last year across a multi-modal system of routed buses, paratransit shuttles, vanpools, worker/driver buses and a passenger-only ferry service.

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