USACE Dredger Currituck Arrives in Milford

Milford CT City Hall photo
Milford CT City Hall photo

The USACE’s split hull-special purpose dredger Currituck has arrived in Milford and is scheduled to spend the next two weeks clearing the federal channel of navigational hazards, according to the Mayor Ben Blake.

During this period, the crew of the Currituck will remove the silting and shoaling along the federal channel by relocating approximately 14,000 cubic yards of material to a near shore site.

The dredging will be at no cost to the city and will help ensure that the state’s most popular recreational harbor remains safe to navigate.

Built by the Barbour Boat Works from North Carolina in 1974, the Currituck was converted to dredge in 1977 at the U.S. Army Engineer Yard, Eagle Island, North Carolina.

In addition to removing dredged material from the channel, the vessel can transport the material to the downdrift beach and deposit it in the surf zone to nourish sand-starved beaches.

 

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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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