Dredge Murden Returns to Virginia Beach

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The US Army Corps of Engineers dredge, the Murden, returned to Virginia Beach on Monday evening and began dredging Rudee Inlet, reports the City of VB.

According to the City, the Murden will conduct maintenance dredging of shoaled areas starting October 30, 2018 through November 6, 2018.

On October 16, 2018, US Coast Guard issued a notice to mariners warning of serious shoaling conditions. The survey indicated shoaling across the channel from the approximate east ends of the jetties extending out eastward approximately 195 feet.

The shoaling was also reported in the inner channel, on the north side of the channel, with least depth reported at 9.2 feet MLLW.

USACE sent the dredge Currituck to Rudee Inlet in August to address the shoaling problem that was creating problems for mariners. During that visit, they removed 11,835 cubic yards of material.

Once again, realizing the seriousness of the current shoaling problem, the USACE stepped up to help the City alleviate another serious problem for mariners in the inlet. They have committed the Murden to six days of dredging to help alleviate with the current shoaling situation.

 

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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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