PHOTO: Dredger McFarland on Its Way to Southwest Pass

Image source: USACE

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Philadelphia District’s medium hopper dredger McFarland has been activated and deployed to do emergency dredging in the Mississippi River’s Southwest Pass, USACE said in its latest announcement. 

According to the release, the Mac will be conducting urgent dredging operations at the mouth of the Mississippi River in the following weeks.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers officials claim that maintaining a rock and marsh edge along the navigation route that runs through Southwest Pass is vital to the health of the navigation channel where almost 500 million tons of cargo gets transported each year.

Without this maintenance work, the river water slows down and dumps more sediment, increasing the need to dredge.

USACE has just published these beautiful photos of their dredger, taken in a thick fog along the Southwest Pass last week.

Image source: USACE

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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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