A dredging barge owned by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will clear the harbor of silt and shoals to improve access for recreational boaters.
The dredging simulator is located at Durban’s Maritime School of Excellence (MSoE) and will form the core of the school’s newly launched Dredging School, which is one of only four worldwide.
An 11-year high tide combined with beach erosion to shut down South America’s busiest port and cast doubt on plans to dredge to 17 meters (55.8 feet) so the port can handle larger ships.
On a recent, breezy afternoon, an excavator just offshore from the mouth of the Kawkawlin River could be seen sweeping its arm through the waters and scooping material from the shallows.
A fishing crew apparently pulled up unexploded ordnance while clamming, leading to a fisherman being hospitalized with second-degree burns and the destruction of more than 700 cases of chowder, officials said.
Jawaharlal Nehu Port Trust, India’s busiest container handler, this week launched phase two of a Rs. 2,029 crore (approximately $310 million) dredging project by awarding a “project management” contract to domestic consulting group Tata Consultancy Engineering.
WELLFLEET — With a multimillion-dollar municipal dredging project on the horizon in Wellfleet Harbor, sailboat charter captain Eric Hansen worries that the waterfront may lose its charm. Others boating out of the harbor, though, say a maintenance dredge, after more than a decade, is needed.