New Washington ferry Chetzemoka pulled for repair



PORT TOWNSEND, Wash. (AP) — The Washington ferry system says one of its newest ferries, the Chetzemoka (chet-za-moh-kah), is going into drydock Tuesday for repair to an engine cooler.

Service on the Port Townsend-Coupeville will be down to one boat until Friday when the Chetzemoka is expected to return.

The ferry had been operating since Aug. 10 with a temporary fix to the cooler problem.

The Chetzemoka went into service in November. It’s the first of three new 64-car ferries. The Salish went into service in July on the Port Townsend-Coupeville route. The Kennewick should go into service this winter.