KINGSTON, Wash. - The Kingston-Edmonds ferry route is back in service with both boats after an early morning oil spill had them stuck at the dock for several hours.
Washington State Ferries spokeswoman Marta Coursey says 15 gallons of diesel fuel spilled from the ferry Walla Walla, apparently during refueling, before service began on Monday morning. The spill created a sheen on the water.
Both the Walla Walla and the Spokane were surrounded by oil booms at the Kingston terminal on Monday morning.
The Edmonds-Kingston route is the second busiest in the system, carrying 3.8 million passengers last year.
Both ferries were back in service by 1:00 this afternoon, well before the busy holiday commute.