Ventura Waterways Now Open for Passage

The entrance to Ventura Harbor reopened on Friday to all boating traffic, according to the Ventura Port District.

Oscar Peña, the port district’s general manager, said that the harbor is returning to normal and is pleased that there were no major boating incidents reported during the closure.

Sand deposits from big waves, strong currents and storms altered the entrance’s depth and caused port officials to close the entrance on January 22 to most boating traffic.

The dredging equipment at Ventura Harbor will remain in and around the harbor for the next month to continue efforts to remove hazards in the harbor entrance.

The modified Safety Zone will remain in effect to warn boaters of the hazards associated with the dredge and its pipes, but otherwise allow for boaters to maneuver through the entrance with caution.

 

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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.

The program of the Congress will be devoted to the latest technologies for dredging and hydraulic engineering works. Speakers and delegates will refer to real projects to discuss specifics features of dredging works, as well as dedicated fleet and equipment involved.

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

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