The fast ferrywas canceled April 4, after a mechanical failure was detected Tuesday evening, April 3.
Marine mechanics replaced parts after Tuesday’s complete failure of a Cooper bearing on the shaft connected to the port inboard engine. RP1 has four Cooper bearings, and all of them were recently unpacked, cleaned, and repacked during a two-week stretch of preventive maintenance and repair at Foss Shipyard in Seattle.
Foss Shipyard dispatched a team to Bremerton that replaced the Cooper bearing and the damaged shaft as well as inspected the other three Cooper bearings for signs of problems.
The Rich Passage 1 (RP1) returned to service on Tuesday, April 3, after an intense two weeks of repairs at a shipyard in Seattle that included upgrades to all four engines and painting of the hull.
The Seattle shipyard sent a team to Bremerton on Tuesday evening after the failure was detected. The team worked with Kitsap Transit’s marine engineers through the night to make necessary repairs to RP1. Passenger safety is our top priority.
Monthly passholders in Seattle should check in with a Kitsap Fast Ferries ambassador at Pier 52, located on the north side of Colman Dock.