NC ferries suffered from COVID-19, mechanical problems

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HATTERAS, NC (AP) – Ferry service along the North Carolina coast is experiencing interruptions due to an increase in COVID-19 cases among crew members and mechanical problems on the ships themselves.

Virginian pilot reports that the affected routes are Cedar Island, Swan Quarter and Hatteras, according to a press release from the Department of Transportation NC. Last Thursday, three ferries on the Pamlika Sound route and one on the Hatteras route did not operate due to mechanical problems.

In addition, the number of COVID-19 cases at the local level is growing and has affected the recent schedules of Hatteras routes. The press release says that while almost all recent cases have been cured and returned to work, future cases cannot be predicted and may lead to other breaks.

Bad weather and piles of sand have led to serious delays on the Hatteras-Okrakok ferry over the past few months. The Ocracoke Express ferry for passengers only began this week and should ease some time of long waits for visitors heading to and from Okracoke Island, the department said.



NC ferries suffered from COVID-19, mechanical problems

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