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  • 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 […]

  • 16 November 2016
    Business & Finance

    The North Carolina Ferry Division’s new Dredge Manteo successfully finished its first assignment over the holiday weekend, clearing debris out of the Hatteras-Ocracoke ferry channel that was left behind by Hurricane Matthew last month. The dredging work re-opened a portion of the ferry channel near the Ocracoke-South Dock Terminal. More than 30,000 cubic yards of […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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,” […]

  • 29 January 2013

    Since the Hatteras-Ocracoke ferry route suspended operations Jan. 18, progress has been made by the contractor hired by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to dredge the federal channel. The project began Dec. 1, 2012, and since that time the contractor has removed 76,751 cubic yards of material to a required depth of 10-feet, with […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 4 February 2013
    Business & Finance

    Since the Hatteras-Ocracoke ferry route suspended operations Jan. 18, the contractor hired by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has removed 102,723 cubic yards of material to a required depth of 10-feet and the project is approximately 65 percent complete by quantity. The Dredge Richmond is currently located in the vicinity of navigation aid 9A. […]

  • 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 […]

  • 6 April 2018
    Business & Finance

    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 […]

  • 22 February 2013
    Business & Finance

    The N.C. Department of Transportation’s Ferry Division will resume operations of its Hatteras-Ocracoke ferry route today. It will be using a temporary alternate route that will operate until the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers completes the channel dredging to re-open the primary route. The new route surveyed by the Corps of Engineers is approximately 10 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 28 October 2016
    Business & Finance

    In the following days, the North Carolina Ferry Division will begin dredging work on a portion of the channel used for the Hatteras-Ocracoke ferry route that was affected by Hurricane Matthew, according to the North Carolina Department of Transportation’s latest announcement. Because of the work and the tides, passengers using that route may experience sporadic service […]

  • 19 January 2017
    Business & Finance

    The North Carolina Ferry System’s Dredge Manteo is about to repair severe shoaling in the Ocracoke ferry channel near the South Dock Terminal. According to the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT), dredging will likely begin Sunday, with service interruptions on the Hatteras-Ocracoke route possible beginning this weekend and into next week. “The dredge cleared the […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 19 September 2014
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    Crews with Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Company, LLC of Oak Brook, Ill. have completed dredging and placing approximately 1.7 million cubic yards of sand in the location shown known as the “S-Curves” north of Rodanthe on Hatteras Island in Dare County. The crews are currently in the process of demobilizing from the project site, […]

  • 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 […]

  • 9 July 2014
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has awarded a $20.3 million contract to Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Co., LLC of Oak Brook, Ill. for the beach nourishment project north of Rodanthe on Hatteras Island to protect this vulnerable stretch of N.C.12. The contractor will use two dredges to expedite the project, which is expected […]