Miller Ferry Up for Routine Maintenance at Great Lakes Shipyard
Miller Boat Line’s ferry, M/V South Bass, is receiving its routine five-year drydocking and USCG inspection at Great Lakes Shipyard. The vessel was hauled out using the Marine Travelift, and the work on the vessel will be completed in two to three weeks.
This marks the first time Great Lakes Shipyard has performed work on the M/V South Bass. Since 2010, repairs have been performed on all of the other ferries in the Miller Boat Line fleet, including routine five-year drydockings and inspections of the M/V Islander and M/V William Market as well as the 2010 fabrication and installation of a 40-foot mid-body extension, main engine repower, and steering system upgrades on the M/V Put-In-Bay.
Great Lakes Shipyard is a full-service state-of-the-art facility specializing in every kind of marine construction, fabrication, and repair for all types of commercial and government vessels and barges as well as both on-site and off-site topside work, winter work, and emergency repairs of every kind. The Shipyard’s current order book includes fabricationof a new floating breakwater for Whiskey Island Marina, drydocking and repairs on the R/V Spencer F. Baird of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and drydocking and repairs on the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers tug Mike Donlon.