EVERETT: State to fix ferries, stop them from listing

February 17, 2013 

Washington transportation officials are making adjustments to three ferries to stop them from tilting to one side when the boats are empty.

Assistant Transportation Secretary David Moseley said the listing doesn’t create a long-term problem, but the agency is making the simple fix to respond to concerns brought by customers, crew members and lawmakers.

The Daily Herald reported that the work involves adding tons of ballast on each vessel. Moseley said it will cost $300,000 and be completed by the end of June.

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