MV Sealth

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MV Sealth docked at Bainbridge Island
Name: MV Sealth
Owner: WSDOT
Operator: Washington State Ferries
Port of registry: Seattle, Washington,  United States
Route: Relief Vessel on Fauntleroy-Vashon-Southworth, Anacortes-San Juan Islands and San Juan Interisland
Builder: Marine Power and Equipment, Seattle
Completed: 1982
Refit: 2006
In service: 1985
Identification: Official Number:662478
Call Sign: WAK7089[1]
General characteristics
Class and type: Issaquah 100 Class auto/passenger ferry
Length: 328 ft (100.0 m)
Beam: 78 ft 8 in (24.0 m)
Draft: 15 ft 6 in (4.7 m)
Deck clearance: 15 ft 2 in (4.6 m)
Installed power: Total 5,000 hp from 2 diesel engines
Speed: 16 kn (30 km/h; 18 mph)
Capacity: 1200 passengers
90 vehicles (max 30 commercial)[2]

The MV Sealth is the sole remaining Issaquah 100 Class ferry operated by Washington State Ferries.

She is named for Chief Sealth.

The Sealth underwent cabin rebuilding in the Fall of 2006, after which she was in service on the Fauntleroy-Vashon-Southworth route. The Sealth was then the #2 vessel on the route. Earlier she was taken out of service due to a seam needing weld repairs. As of March 31, 2015, she was serving as the Interisland vessel in the San Juan Islands in place of the Klahowya.[3] As of April 30, 2015 she was one of two vessels on the run between Anacortes and Friday Harbor in the San Juan islands.


On November 7, 2012, the Sealth was serving the Bremerton run when a hole four feet under the waterline at No. 2 end port side was discovered.[4] The ferry was pulled from service in the day and the leak was fixed a week later at Dakota Shipyards of Anacortes. This caused the Salish to be put on the run, causing a loss of 30% percent of the run's regular car capacity.