Great Lakes Shipyard completes two-day turnaround on ferry dry-docking

(CLEVELAND) — Great Lakes Shipyard hauled out the Kelleys Island ferry Kayla Marie on April 18 for its U.S. Coast Guard five-year inspection survey. The yard promptly completed all work and refloated the vessel just two days later, on April 20. The vessel was able to immediately return to service, to support its daily auto/passenger ferry operation between Marblehead and Kelleys Island.

“The shipyard prides itself on its ability to provide high-quality services that its customers can depend upon. Kelleys Island Ferry Boat Line needed a very quick turnaround, and the yard was glad to accommodate them,” said Chris Henderson, project manager.

“With the use of our Marine Travelift, we can offer much more flexibility in our dry-docking schedule, and can usually accommodate any customer requirement,” Henderson said.

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By Professional Mariner Staff