Shipyard Opened By North Carolina DOT; Features New Synchrolift

Federal, state, and local government officials recently gathered at the new North Carolina Department of Transportation Marine Maintenance Facility in the coastal community of Manns Harbor to commemorate the shipyard's official opening.

The $13.6-million complex replaces an old facility that occupied the same site. The new facility will provide maintenance and repair of DOT Ferry Division ferries and support vessels and, on occasion, will service other state-owned vessels.

The facility has a 1,000-ton-capacity Synchrolift system, supplied by NEI Synchrolift, Inc., of Miami, Fla., which will be able to handle any of the state's 16 ferries, the largest of which is 221 feet long at about 737 gross tons. The Synchrolift consists of a lifting platform, a transfer table and three work platens. Two of the work platens are sufficient for all but the five largest ferries in the N.C. state fleet. The third platen will support any ferry in the fleet.

The complex also has an office building, parts inventory warehouse, and support workshops.

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Maritime Reporter Magazine, page 4,  Feb 1989

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