Ocracoke Express at the Hatteras ferry docks. Photo courtesy of Island Free Press

Reprinted, courtesy of  Island Free Press on August 1, 2022

By Joy Crist | Island Free Press

The Ocracoke Express passenger ferry has been suspended since July 27 due to a mechanical issue. Per the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT), pre-paid passengers who made reservations are being notified and refunded.

“It seems to be an electronics issue with the water jets, which control the steering on the ferry,” said Tim Hass, NCDOT communications officer. “We are having a tech from the manufacturer, Thrushmaster, assist us with the repairs.”

At this time, there is not a timeline for when passenger ferry service will resume. The Ocracoke/Hatteras vehicular ferry is running its normal summer schedule with no interruptions.

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