MV Tillikum

MV Tillikum is a Evergreen State class auto and passenger ferry operated by Washington State Ferries, a child department of the Washington State Department of Transportation.

It was built in Seattle, Washington in 1959 and re-built in 1994.

The vessel has a capacity for 1,061 passengers and 87 vehicles in total.

Tillikum measures 310 feet 2 inches in length with a beam of 73 feet 2 inches and a draft of 15 feet 6 inches.

It is powered by two diesel-electric engines that can generate a total of 2,500 horsepower and reach a service speed of 13 knots.

Accessible restrooms are available on the main passenger deck and elevator access is available from the auto deck to the passenger deck.

Other amenities include a galley and vending and newspaper machines on the passenger deck.

MV Tillikum is named for the Chinook word meaning “friends” or “relatives”.