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Bremerton-Seattle ferry run limited due to ‘corrosion’ found on boat

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SEATTLE — Two ferry runs between Bremerton and Seattle were canceled Thursday and others were restricted after one boat was indefinitely taken out of service due to “corrosion” found on the vessel.

The 12:35 p.m. sailing from Seattle and the 1:45 p.m. sailing from Bremerton were canceled as a “result of some interior structural corrosion found on the M/V Kaleetan,” the Washington State Department of Transportation said.

The exact cause and extent of the corrosion was not immediately released.

Starting at 3 p.m., the 87-car M/V Tillikum will operate the route. Officials encouraged ferry users to arrive to the dock early, as the Tillikum has less available car space than the out-of-service Kaleetan.