Pier Damaged Over Weekend at Port Canaveral (USA)

The U.S. Coast Guard is investigating a weekend incident that caused pier damage and scattered concrete debris in the Port Canaveral harbor on Sunday. No injuries occurred and cleanup continued on Tuesday.

The Port Canaveral harbor is undergoing widening and deepening to accommodate larger cruise and cargo ships. A bollard structure south of North Cargo Pier 2 suffered damage estimated to cost $500,000 to repair and will take up to three months to replace. There also was minor damage to North Cargo Pier 3.

The damage is expected to cause some impact to cargo operations. Divers secured debris at the bottom of the harbor on Sunday to allow safe passage of cruise ships.

Cleanup of concrete debris at the harbor floor continues with the use of heavy-duty barge cranes.

Press Release, July 24, 2014

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3rd International Congress Hydraulic Engineering Structures and Dredging

Russia’s leading maritime industry Media Group PortNews (www.portnews.ru) holds a traditional annual Congress “Hydraulic Engineering Structures and Dredging” in Moscow. 

The two-day Congress includes the 7th International Forum of Dredging Companies and the 3rd Technical Conference “Modern Solutions for Hydraulic Engineering”.

Infrastructure development is among the real sources of Russia’s economy growth. Construction of port facilities and new hydraulic engineering structures on the country’s inland waterways constitute an essential part of all infrastructure projects. It is important to take into account the best international practices to implement these projects effectively.

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To learn more about event, please, contact the organizing committee: snitko@portnews.ru

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