So there’s some mystery/concern in the Washington State Ferry System over what the end result of the state vaccine mandate will be in terms of crewing. It seems there are a disproportionate number of anti-vax folks in the engine room and there’s concern of large service reductions come the 19th… if there aren’t the engine crew to run the boats. This is lined up with current shortages in licensed deck officers as well as bare bones engine staffing that sees tied up boats at the end of the two week work cycle especially.
Mix in some “deferred maintenance” that often results in “unscheduled repairs”…
In the meantime they’ve posted for QMED oiler spots as well as an “internship” position that I don’t see having much success in terms of recruiting.
Additionally the OS deckhand is posted again, though it seems like that won’t be the area lacking.
But time will tell I suppose.
This might be a good opportunity if it were on a “regular” merchant vessel with a full crew galley and proper quarters but WSF is lacking in terms of this in general.