The Hyak, a Super-class ferry, and a small boat collided as the Washington State Ferry was enroute to Orcas Island Saturday, September 14. WSF spokesperson Marta Coursey said all passengers aboard the ferry and the boat are safe.
The Coast Guard is conducting an investigation and WSF is following its own incident procedures - drug testing, etc. It is unclear whether the ferry hit the boat or the boat hit the ferry.
The boat sank about half an hour after the collision.