Maintenance dredging of the Rye Harbor has been scheduled to begin on January 19th 2015, reported today the Environment Agency.
Hydrodynamic dredging is expected to last for 7 days, working day and night, and will be completed using a pump barge under the control of a small tug unit.
The dredging will take place at the following locations:
- Strand Quay;
- Strand Approach;
- Bridge point/River Brede sluice;
- Rock Channel;
- Simmons Quay;
- Confluence River Rother/ Rock Channel (Western Point);
- Rye Wharf “Turning Circle” (east side);
The dredging barge and tug will display shapes and lights as required by the “Collision Regulations”. Mariners are requested to give the dredger a wide berth and pass at slow speed obeying any instructions given by the dredging master.