Seattle Ferry Hits Humpback Whale

By |2020-04-13T00:22:01-07:00March 23rd, 2019|

On the night of Tuesday, May 28th, a Washington State Ferry collided with a juvenile humpback whale in the waters of Elliott Bay. The impact occurred mere minutes after the ferry’s scheduled 8:15 p.m. departure from Coleman Dock, in downtown Seattle. Witnesses riding aboard the boat, at the time, reported seeing red water in the ship’s wake, and searches were conducted into the night, looking for either the injured whale or its remains. While neither was ever located, officials now assume that the accident proved fatal for the young humpback.  Reports said that nobody onboard the ferry was injured. Despite [...]