Due to additional repairs of the ferry, the Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT) announces that the Woodland Ferry will be out-of-service until this summer. We understand that the loss of the ferry service is an inconvenience to residents. The goal of the Department is to have the ferry run safely without further interruption for the next five years.
DelDOT officials tell WGMD that they have received the ferry back from the US Coast Guard, but still have additional needed maintenance and work that needs to be done on the vessel.
The Tina Fallon has been out of service in mid-November. It was removed from service for its five-year maintenance and Coast Guard inspection, which required the vessel to be removed from the water and taken to Baltimore. The ferry‘s engine is replaced every five years and other mechanical systems are overhauled. An inspection is performed afterward. Additional work could be required depending on what the assessment reveals.