Lightning struck a Washington State Ferry while in service!

SHOCKING!

October 12, 2020
Washington State Ferry Leaves Mukilteo for Clinton, WA

by Gregr

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Imagine being on the ferry from Kingston to Edmonds when KERBLAMO what sounds like a bomb going off is actually a bolt of lightning on a stormy Seattle night directly connecting the ship to the heavens. Mind boggling. Before I go any further, no one was barbecued or disintegrated by the strike. Phew.

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There wasn't much imminent danger for those on board despite probably feeling better about having stayed in their cars for COVID-19 reasons than other trips...

Nice to know that no sizzling seafarers had to be delivered to the dock.  I wonder how the seals and such swimming around it are affected?!

The M/V Puyallup had to take the rest of the night and next morning off for some navigation system work related to getting zapped. I bet captaining a ship in that condition must be pretty terrible.