MV New Jersey Returns to Active Service Following Unplanned Dry-docking
(Cape May, NJ) Today, Cape May – Lewes Ferry (CMLF) officials announced that the MV New Jersey has completed her unscheduled dry-docking and will return to active service on Saturday, April 23, 2016. The dry dock and repairs took place at Caddell’s Shipyard in Staten Island, New York. Originally estimated to take three weeks to accomplish, the contractor was able to complete the construction work on the vessel’s hull in ten days.
“We’re pleased to welcome the MV New Jersey back home and we would like to thank our customers for their patience and understanding during the past couple of weeks,” said Heath Gehrke, Director of Ferry Operations. “Proper maintenance - thus passenger safety - is paramount to us.”
Scheduled Departures for Saturday, April 23
Cape May Lewes
The Cape May – Lewes Ferry expects its third vessel, the MV Delaware, to return to service in mid-May. The MV Delaware is currently finishing a scheduled dry docking where she received new engines. The Cape May – Lewes Ferry has three active vessels in the fleet: MV New Jersey, MV Cape Henlopen and MV Delaware.
The Cape May – Lewes Ferry is owned and operated by the Delaware River and Bay Authority, a bi-state governmental agency created by Compact in 1962. The Ferry is open year-round and has carried more than 43 million passengers since its inception on July 1, 1964. In 2015, the ferry service, which connects Victorian Cape May, New Jersey, and historic Lewes, Delaware, transported approximately 275,000 vehicles and nearly 1 million passengers. For schedule, rates and other program information, please visit the ferry’s website at www.CMLF.com, or call toll free, 800-643-3779. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter @CMLFerry.