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9/12/2014: Security Exercise Drill To Be Held September 15 On Currituck Ferry Route

Security Exercise Drill To Be Held September 15 On Currituck Ferry Route

Posted 9/12/2014 2:38:14 PM

On Monday, September 15, the North Carolina Department of Transportation's Ferry Division will take part in security exercise drills involving the ferry terminals and vessels on the Currituck-Knotts Island route. The exercise is NOT taking place in response to any threat to ferry vessels, terminals or any other transportation venue or facility, but rather as an exercise to assist in evaluating and enhancing security measures for the North Carolina Ferry System. Similar drills have been held within the Ferry Division over the last several years. The Ferry Division and its staff are working on the exercise with the Transportation Security Administration's Visible Prevention and Response (VIPR) team, law enforcement and emergency services personnel from Currituck County, and the United States Coast Guard Sector North Carolina. This in an exercise in which local, state, and federal agencies work together to supplement existing security resources. For more information, contact NCDOT Ferry Division Security Officer Bobby Hill at (252) 728-8254 or Security Administrative Assistant George Bryson at (252) 269-9104.
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9/10/2014: NCDOT Ferry Division Adjusts Cedar Island-Ocracoke Schedule For Remainder Of Summer Season

NCDOT Ferry Division Adjusts Cedar Island-Ocracoke Schedule For Remainder Of Summer Season

Posted 9/10/2014 3:19:36 PM

(MANNS HARBOR) - Due to a mechanical issue on board the M/V Swan Quarter, the North Carolina Department of Transportation's Ferry Division is making an adjustment to the schedule of the Cedar Island-Ocracoke route for the final two weeks of the summer season. The schedule, which will be in effect from September 11-September 29, is as follows: Departing Cedar Island: 7 a.m., 10, 1 p.m., 4, and 6:30. Departing Ocracoke: 7:30 a.m., 10, 1 p.m., 4, and 9. There are no changes to the Swan Quarter-Ocracoke schedule. Both Pamlico Sound routes will switch to their published fall schedules as planned on September 30.***NCDOT***
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8/7/2014: NCDOT Ferry System Embarks On Late Summer Photo Contest

NCDOT Ferry System Embarks On Late Summer Photo Contest

Posted 8/7/2014 3:14:32 PM

(MANNS HARBOR) - Shutterbugs unite! NCDOT's Ferry Division is inviting photographers of all skill levels to take part in a late summer photography contest highlighting the vital connection between life in Eastern North Carolina and the North Carolina Ferry System. The contest began August 5 and will continue through October 10. "We look forward to seeing how our passengers capture the essence of North Carolina ferry travel," said Ferry Division Communication Officer Tim Hass. "We carry thousands of residents, visitors, commuters, and school kids across coastal waters every year, and we expect there will be an unlimited number of photographs that capture the unique experience of riding the North Carolina Ferry System." Entries will be divided into three categories: Ferries Of The Coast - Photos with an North Carolina Ferry as the main subjectOnboard Adventures - Photos taken while onboard a North Carolina FerrySeafaring Selfies - A picture taken of yourself or your group onboard a North Carolina Ferry All entries should be submitted via the contest page at http://www.ncdot.gov/ferry/photocontest/. Finalists will be selected by NCDOT, and winners will be chosen by a vote on the NC Ferry System Facebook Page. Winners in each category will receive a gift package of ferry memorabilia. ***NCDOT***
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6/9/2013: Two Ocracoke-Cedar Island Ferry Trips Canceled due to Mechanical Issues with MV Cedar Island

Two Ocracoke-Cedar Island Ferry Trips Canceled due to Mechanical Issues with MV Cedar Island

Posted 6/9/2013 8:59:55 AM

  MANNS HARBOR – The N.C. Department of Transportation’s Ferry Division has canceled two Ocracoke-Cedar Island ferry routes this afternoon due to mechanical issues with the MV Cedar Island. The 1 p.m. Ocracoke-to-Cedar Island and 4 p.m. Cedar Island-to-Ocracoke trips will not take place because there is not a ferry available. Travelers are encouraged to call the ferry terminal directly with questions about specific ferry routes or schedules.  Travelers can also call 800-293-3779 (BY-FERRY) and Press 1 for up-to-date ferry information, or sign up to receive Tweets on their personal cell phones by going to www.twitter.com/ncdot_ferry.   ***NCDOT***
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6/8/2013: Hatteras-Ocracoke Routes Canceled due to Mechanical Issues

Hatteras-Ocracoke Routes Canceled due to Mechanical Issues

Posted 6/8/2013 8:59:02 AM

MANNS HARBOR – The N.C. Department of Transportation’s Ferry Division canceled five runs between Hatteras and Ocracoke today due to mechanical issues with one of the ferries. The 5:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. runs from Hatteras to Ocracoke are canceled, as was the 3 p.m. run earlier in the day. The 6:45 p.m. and 9:15 p.m. runs from Ocracoke to Hatteras are also canceled. Crews are working to resume operations as soon as possible.   Travelers are encouraged to call each ferry terminal directly with questions about specific ferry routes or schedules.  Travelers can also call 800-293-3779 (BY-FERRY) and Press 1 for up-to-date ferry information, or sign up to receive Tweets on their personal cell phones by going to www.twitter.com/ncdot_ferry.   ***NCDOT***
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