The dredging operations at Dingle (An Daingean) Fishery Harbor Center in Co Kerry officially started this week, the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport of the Government of Ireland informs.
The dredging works involve the removal of an existing disused slipway and dredging of the seabed material within the vicinity of the slipway in the eastern basin.
To complete this project, a marine contractor will use heavy civil engineering plant and machinery, work vessels and platforms. Divers will be employed on-site to install anodes to the sheet piles on the east side of the main pier.
“For safety reasons, mariners are requested to proceed slowly and with caution in the eastern basin and berthing on the east side of the main pier of An Daingean Fishery Harbor Center, and to give the works a wide berth. Wave-wash from vessels should be avoided,” the Department said.
These operations are expected to be ongoing until end of January 2016, weather permitting.