11/10/12

Mechanical Issue Forces Amended Schedule for Stumpy Point Emergency Ferry Route

RALEIGH – The emergency ferry route from Stumpy Point to Rodanthe will run on an amended schedule starting Sunday, November 11 because of a mechanical issue with one of the ferries.

The following schedule will go into effect at 6:00 Sunday morning:

Departing Stumpy Point: 6:00 a.m, 8:00a.m. 10:00 a.m., 12:00 noon, 2:00 p.m., 4:00 p.m., 6:00 p.m., 8:00 p.m., 10:00 p.m.

Departing Rodanthe: 7:00 a.m., 9:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m., 3:00 p.m., 5:00 p.m, 7:00 p.m., 9:00 p.m., 11:00 p.m.

The Motor Vessel Hatteras suffered a mechanical breakdown Friday night, forcing it out of service. The vessel is currently at the NCDOT Ferry Division shipyard and repairs are underway.

Ferry information is available by calling 800-293-3779 (BY-FERRY) and pressing 1, or via Twitter.

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