Contact of Vehicle/Passenger Ferry Cathlamet with Mooring Dolphin

Investigation Details

What Happened

​This information is preliminary and will be either supplemented or corrected during the course of the investigation.

On July 28, 2022, about 0815 Pacific daylight time, the 328-foot-long vehicle/passenger ferry Cathlamet was approaching the Fauntleroy Ferry Terminal near Seattle, Washington, when it struck one of the terminal’s mooring dolphins. There were no injuries or pollution reported.

The accident was classified by the US Coast Guard as a major marine casualty. The Coast Guard will lead the investigation, and the NTSB will investigate and establish the probable cause of the accident.