Captain Monica Alexander
Government and Media Relations
(360) 596-4010 – office
(360) 596-4015 – fax

*** For Immediate Release***

Date: February 10, 2016
Contact: Sergeant Kyle Smith
Phone: (425) 577-1232
Twitter: @wastatepatrol

Washington State Patrol Conducts Drill on State Ferry

Today - February 10th - The Washington State Patrol (WSP) is conducting drills on the Washington State Ferries (WSF) vessel Hyak. This drill will also involve the U.S. Coast Guard, the Bainbridge Island Police Department and the Seattle Police Department.

The drills will occur between the hours of 8 a.m. and 2 p.m. between Bainbridge and Seattle. No passengers will be aboard the ferry during the exercise. The Hyak will be out-of-service during these drills. Regular ferry traffic will not be impacted by the drill.

The public may notice a large law enforcement presence aboard the ferry and should be aware this is just a drill.