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Harbour dredging to improve access

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A SIX-WEEK operation to improve access and safety in St Peter Port Harbour is due to get under way this weekend.

Dredger Margrethe Fighter in St Peter Port Harbour June 2016 clearing spoil from the seabed at number four berth. The vessel will be back to carry out work in Victoria Marina and the operation is expected to take six weeks. (Picture by Tony Rive)

Dredging will improve areas used mainly by visiting vessels, while cutting the risk of boats grounding.

The operation will focus on the Victoria Marina, between the Albert and Victoria (Crown) piers, and two areas next to the marina entrance in what is known as ‘the pool’.

Up to approximately 23,000 cubic metres of material is expected to be removed to be deposited in deeper water elsewhere in the harbour.

Harbour master Captain Chad Murray said silt build-up was a natural process and was to be expected over time.

The dredging operation, expected to cost around £200,000, will address priority areas where these could start to have an adverse effect on harbour users.

Full story in today's Guernsey Press

Nick Mann

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