Everett Ship Repair dry docks Wenatchee from WSF fleet
(EVERETT, Wash.) — Everett Ship Repair LLC (ESR) successfully dry-docked Wenatchee, a Washington State Ferries (WSF) Jumbo Mark II-class ferry, on Nov. 10. The vessel is 460 by 90 feet with a docking displacement of 4,675 LT. ESR’s dry dock, Faithful Servant, has undergone improvements to expand its capabilities, and it can now service vessels up to 460 by 100 feet with drafts up to 32 feet, including all of the WSF fleet.
The docking evolution started with moving Faithful Servant approximately 1,600 feet to the deepwater docking site within Port of Everett, where ballasting and de-ballasting took place to dry dock the vessel. The dry dock was then moved back to its permanent location at Pier 3 . The docking operation was supported by Dunlap Towing Company and the AUS dive team. ESR’s dockmaster Scott Dixon managed the docking cycle, communicating with the Dunlap tug captains and AUS divers to perform the first WSF docking by ESR.
The vessel will undergo hull and deck steel replacement while at ESR. It will also be blasted and painted as required by owner. The 8-ton propellers will be removed, inspected and serviced at Sound Propeller before reinstall. The duration of the project is anticipated to last seven weeks, at which time ESR will undock the vessel and redeliver to WSF.
– Everett Ship Repair