North Carolina Ferry Division's new Dredge Manteo successfully
completed its first assignment over the Veterans Day holiday weekend,
clearing debris out of the Hatteras-Ocracoke ferry channel that was
left behind by Hurricane Matthew last month.
dredging work re-opened a portion of the ferry channel near the
Ocracoke South Dock Terminal. More than 30,000 cubic yards of sediment
were cleared away during six days of work. That allowed the
North Carolina Ferry System to resume a regular schedule on the
Hatteras-Ocracoke route last week.
equipment and technology on Dredge Manteo worked just as we expected it
to," said Ferry Division Deputy Director Jed Dixon. "We look forward to
having it help us keep our ferry channels open and safe for many years
dredge was delivered to the Ferry Division earlier this year and
christened by Gov. Pat McCrory during a ceremony at the State
Shipyard. Its next job will be routine maintenance of the Ferry
System's Cape Fear River channel between Southport and Fort