SEATTLE - Washington's newest ferry, the Tokitae is off to a rough start.
After a two week delay for additional crew training, the Tokitae entered service about noon Monday on the busy Mukilteo-Clinton run.
Ferry service spokeswoman Marta Coursey says a small hydraulic leak forced it to cancel its first round trip Tuesday morning for repairs and a sea trial. Coursey says it's now back on schedule.
In addition, the Tokitae has a problem with some cars scraping bottom on the edge of ramps. Coursey says crews have to sort vehicles by size and weight and direct them either to the main deck or side ramps.
Interim state ferries director George Capacci is asking the Vigor shipyard to change ramps on two more 144-car ferries that are under construction.
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