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WSF teams with Seattle Maritime Academy to address worker shortage


Last updated 4/19/2022 at 12:46pm

A worldwide shortage of mariners has resulted in reduced state ferry service and long wait times for customers on multiple routes, according to Washington State Ferrires.

Recruiting engine room crews is especially challenging now, and why WSF is looking to increase interest and enrollment at Seattle Maritime Academy.

Around one-in-four of WSF's current engine room employees graduated from the maritime academy, and it's critical to ferry customers and the Puget Sound region that this workforce pipeline continues to flow, according to WSF.

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