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Report blames ferry crew for accident with sailboat

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Report blames ferry crew for accident with sailboat

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ORCAS ISLAND, Wash. Р Officials say an accident between a ferry and a sailboat near the Orcas Ferry Dock has been determined to be the fault of the ferry crew.

The September 13 crash involved the ferry Hyak and the 25 foot sailboat Tasya.

The captain of the sailboat had to be rescued as his vessel sank.

In a report issued by the WSDOT Board of Inquiry, the investigation found that “human error due to lack of situational awareness” on the part of the ferry crew caused the crash.

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