St. Francisville/New Roads Ferry Repairs

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Repair work continues on the M/V St. Francisville’s propeller, the vessel that runs at the St. Francisville/New Roads ferry landing The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) said on Dec. 19.

Ferry service stopped Dec. 10 when it was discovered that the vessel’s propeller was damaged because of low water levels in the Mississippi River. As water levels drop the propeller will sometimes hit the river bed or debris causing damage.

While repairs continue on the M/V St. Francisville, DOTD has scheduled the M/V New Roads, which was damaged during Hurricane Gustav, for a final inspection with the U.S. Coast Guard.

“Our goal is to restore service before Christmas,” said DOTD Maintenance Engineer Kevin Reed. “If the M/V New Roads passes its inspection with the Coast Guard we will put it into service first.”

The schedule for the St. Francisville/New Roads ferry is 6 a.m. to 5:15 p.m. Sunday through Saturday.

Before traveling, drivers should call the Ferry Toll-Free Information line at 1-888-613-3779 for the status of the ferry, or visit the “Ferry Status” page on the right-hand side of the DOTD Web site.

Maritime Reporter March 2015 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

News

China Shipbuilders may Merge to Stay Afloat

The China's four state-run shipping-related companies  are reportedly in the initial phases of combining units in order to beef up the national shipbuilding industry, says local media.

Termination of Seadrill Unit's and Rosneft Deal Extended

North Atlantic Drilling (NADL), a subsidiary of Seadrill, will delay the closing of a deal with Russia's Rosneft by two years and has agreed to renegotiate the terms of the agreement,

Taiwan's Yang Ming Marine to Add Bigger Vessels to its Fleet

Yang Ming Marine Transport Corporation, Taiwnanese global shipping and logistics services company,  will take delivery of 14 large-sized ships over the next two years,

 
 
Maritime Careers / Shipboard Positions Maritime Standards Naval Architecture Navigation Offshore Oil Pipelines Pod Propulsion Port Authority Ship Simulators Shipbuilding / Vessel Construction
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.1401 sec (7 req/sec)