UK: Falmouth Harbour Dredging Could Begin in April
Tony Tomlinson, Falmouth harbour commissioner stated that the harbour dredging project could commence within two months.
“We have had ten years of seeing the goalposts moved and of having obstacles put in our way,” added Tomlinson.
Paul Kenny, general secretary of the GMB union said large cruise liners would be able to dock at Falmouth bringing “millions into the local economy” and the boatyards would be able to bid for lucrative contracts on larger vessels, securing hundreds of jobs and offering the prospect of employment to young apprentices.
“Trial dredging could go ahead in April, and, if successful, it could pave the way for the dredging to go ahead in 2013. However, we still need the go-ahead from the Marine Management Organisation, so we are not there yet,” concluded Falmouth harbour commissioner.
Dredging Today Staff, February 7, 2012;