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  • 15 June 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology, Vessels

    Despite the best dredging efforts of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, NCDOT’s Ferry Division said  that the traditional ferry channel in Hatteras Inlet is still not safe enough to use, and that ferries between Hatteras Inlet and Ocracoke will continue to operate on the longer “alternate” route. “We wish we had better news, but after […]

  • 23 December 2013
    Business & Finance

    Citing safety concerns and lack of deep water in the regular Hatteras Inlet channel, the North Carolina Department of Transportation’s Ferry Division announced that its ferries on the Hatteras-Ocracoke run will be using the longer “alternate route” until dredging work in the channel is completed. “Safety is always the top priority of the Ferry Division,” […]

  • 24 June 2014
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) Ferry Division will once again be testing the waters of its original “short route” in Hatteras Inlet this week, after an Army Corps of Engineers dredge departed the area Monday. The M/V Merritt, an Army Corps of Engineers side caster dredge, has been working on the ferry channel […]

  • 4 February 2016
    Business & Finance

    Congressman Walter B. Jones is calling on the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to allocate additional funding to dredge Eastern North Carolina’s Oregon and Hatteras Inlets.  In a letter sent last week, Congressman Jones reminded Army Corps of Engineers leadership of the chronically poor navigation conditions at both inlets. He also pointed out that the […]

  • 18 May 2017
    Business & Finance

    County of Dare, North Carolina, yesterday released a new video on the status of the Hatteras Inlet dredging program. According to the project update, the planned dredging within the connecting channel of Hatteras Inlet is currently underway. USACE’s sidecaster dredger Merritt is back in the inlet, working on the connecting channel. The dredging operations will continue […]

  • 12 May 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    In the next two weeks the North Carolina Department of Transportation’s Ferry Division will be adding boats and runs to some of its most popular coastal routes. On May 13, the Hatteras Inlet ferry will be switching from hourly departures to runs every 30 minutes from both terminals. Ferries will initially be running the longer, […]

  • 26 June 2014
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    After conducting test runs in the traditional Hatteras Inlet ferry channel Monday, NCDOT’s Ferry Division has announced that the channel is still unsafe for ferry operations. As a result, Hatteras-Ocracoke ferry service will continue to run the “alternate” route until more dredging can be completed and conditions in the channel improve. “We have tested that […]

  • 18 October 2011

    A ferry on the Hatteras Inlet route ran aground Sunday afternoon and was stuck on a shoal for around three hours before a rising tide helped… By Sam Walker (outerbanksvoice) [mappress] Source: outerbanksvoice, October 18, 2011;

  • 11 April 2014

    The North Carolina Department of Transportation’s Ferry Division will be switching to a modified spring schedule on its Hatteras-Ocracoke route Tuesday, April 15, adding four scheduled daily departures from both sides while adding unscheduled shuttle service to alleviate backups when they occur. Dredging operations on the original ferry route continue in Hatteras Inlet, so the […]

  • 25 March 2013
    Business & Finance

    Despite dealing encountering bad weather and mechanical issues in recent weeks, progress continues on the dredging of the Hatteras ferry channel. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers project will clear a 10 to12-foot depth along the route between the ferry facilities on Hatteras and Ocracoke. The dredge Richmond completed work in the Rollinson Channel last […]

  • 17 May 2013
    Business & Finance

    Shifting sand continues to cause problems for returning the Hatteras-Ocracoke ferries to their original route. Tests conducted by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers late last month showed that in three areas of the Hatteras Inlet, sand had already started to shift back to areas dredged several weeks earlier. That made those areas unsafe for […]

  • 17 June 2013
    Business & Finance

    The NCDOT Ferry Division’s Hatteras-Ocracoke route returned to its original route with the start of service on Sunday morning. The move is the result of collaboration between the Ferry Division, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the U.S. Coast Guard. The Corps of Engineers, which is responsible for keeping the Hatteras Inlet clear, had […]

  • 11 May 2012

    The Outer Banks Voice reports that the Hatteras Inlet ferry service continues to be hampered by shallow water, but dredging and extra runs to the mainland are planned to start by the weekend. “After Irene that was the only place there was any water for the ferries to run,” said Roger Bullock, chief of the […]

  • 3 June 2013
    Business & Finance

    Dredging operations got underway last week in the Hatteras ferry channel to clear a 10-to-12-foot depth along the route between the ferry facilities on Hatteras and Ocracoke, with the goal of clearing the way for the ferry route to return to its original path in a few weeks. An overnight storm on Jan. 18 made […]

  • 2 May 2013
    Business & Finance

    The N.C. Department of Transportation Ferry Division, U.S. Coast Guard and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers are working together to clear a safe way to return the Hatteras-Ocracoke ferry route to its original route. The ferries have been using an alternate route between the two terminals since Friday, Feb. 22, when the original route became […]

  • 19 June 2015
    Business & Finance

    The North Carolina Senate yesterday passed a balanced $21.47 billion state budget. The budget provides additional appropriations to the Shallow Draft Inlet Dredging Fund, total estimated funding in FY 2015-16 is at $20 million. It reserves $4 million of that fund for Oregon Inlet dredging needs. While also appropriating $900,000 to the Department of Administration […]

  • 12 May 2020
    Business & Finance

    Cape Hatteras National Seashore (Seashore) has announced the availability of a draft Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) for the dredging of Oregon Inlet with a Dare County dredge. Dare County is seeking a Special Use Permit from the Seashore to utilize a privately-owned hopper dredge in the same manner and under the same conditions […]

  • 10 December 2012

    Congressman Walter B. Jones (NC-3) urged President Barack Obama not to forget the damage to North Carolina’s coastal inlets caused by Hurricane Sandy. The Obama administration is putting together a funding request to address damage caused by the storm that it will soon submit to Congress. In a letter sent to the president, Congressman Jones […]

  • 11 December 2013
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Wilmington District, and the state of North Carolina have finalized an agreement to again allow dredging in North Carolina’s coastal waters so fishing and transportation vessels can more easily move through shallow inlets and channels. “This agreement is critical to keeping our shallow-draft navigation channels navigable,” said Tom Reeder, […]

  • 16 December 2013
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Governor Pat McCrory and Transportation Secretary Tony Tata announced the reopening of the Herbert C. Bonner Bridge on N.C. 12 at 4 p.m. Sunday afternoon. North Carolina Department of Transportation engineers deemed the bridge safe for traffic after several sonar scans, driving two test pilings, and multiple inspections over the past week. The emergency repair […]

  • 25 February 2013

    Progress continued this week on the dredging of the Hatteras ferry channel. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers project will clear a 10 to12-foot depth along the route between the ferry facilities on Hatteras and Ocracoke. The dredge Richmond is working its way toward Ocracoke. The closest section of the route to Hatteras has been […]

  • 11 February 2013
    Business & Finance

    Progress continues to be made on the dredging of the Hatteras ferry channel. Cottrell Contracting was hired by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) to clear the channel so that the Hatteras-Ocracoke ferry route can resume. Ferry service has been suspended since Jan. 18 due to shallow channel conditions. The Dredge Richmond ran into […]

  • 25 March 2020
    Business & Finance

    The Army Corps’ Wilmington District has received an application from the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) Ferry Division seeking authorization to dredge a 2.5-mile segment of the Hatteras-Ocracoke ferry route identified as Sloop Channel. According to the applicant, the purpose of this project is to allow for the safe passage to and from Ocracoke […]

  • 20 February 2013

    The Coast Guard began work Tuesday placing temporary aids to navigation that is necessary to open a substitute route for the Hatteras to Ocracoke ferry. Coast Guard Aids to Navigation Team Wanchese personnel are scheduled to place 14 new temporary aids to navigation with their 26-foot Trailerable Aids to Navigation Boat and 55-foot Aids to […]

  • 30 March 2018
    Business & Finance

    Faced with critical shoaling concerns at the northern end of Ocracoke Island, the North Carolina Ferry Division will be adapting its spring schedule on the Hatteras-Ocracoke ferry route to accommodate an emergency dredging effort, the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) said in their latest announcement. In addition, there will be two “shuttle” ferries that […]

  • 7 June 2013
    Business & Finance

    Dredging operations in the Hatteras ferry channel was suspended Thursday to allow the Dredge Merritt to get to safe harbor to ride out the expected high winds and choppy waves caused by Tropical Storm Andrea through Friday. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ plan is to get the Merritt back to work in the channel […]