Pamlico Sound Ferry Routes Return to Normal Schedule

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After a month-long dredging effort by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the North Carolina Ferry System has returned to its regular published schedule on the Cedar Island-Ocracoke and Swan Quarter-Ocracoke ferry routes, the N.C. Department of Transportation (NCDOT) informs. 

All vehicle size and weight restrictions have also been lifted, added NCDOT in its release.

We appreciate the hard work the Army Corps of Engineers did in Bigfoot Slough under rough weather conditions,” said Ferry Division Director, Harold Thomas.

We’re happy to be returning to normal operations on Pamlico Sound, and look forward to a busy summer season.”

The dredging began in March, after the ferry channel in Bigfoot Slough just outside of Ocracoke’s Silver Lake Harbor became too shallow for both the M/V Swan Quarter and the M/V Sea Level to pass through it. That required the Ferry Division to reduce its schedules on Pamlico Sound until dredging was complete.

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3rd International Congress Hydraulic Engineering Structures and Dredging

Russia’s leading maritime industry Media Group PortNews (www.portnews.ru) holds a traditional annual Congress “Hydraulic Engineering Structures and Dredging” in Moscow. 

The two-day Congress includes the 7th International Forum of Dredging Companies and the 3rd Technical Conference “Modern Solutions for Hydraulic Engineering”.

Infrastructure development is among the real sources of Russia’s economy growth. Construction of port facilities and new hydraulic engineering structures on the country’s inland waterways constitute an essential part of all infrastructure projects. It is important to take into account the best international practices to implement these projects effectively.

The program of the Congress will be devoted to the latest technologies for dredging and hydraulic engineering works. Speakers and delegates will refer to real projects to discuss specifics features of dredging works, as well as dedicated fleet and equipment involved.

To learn more about event, please, contact the organizing committee: snitko@portnews.ru

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