Southport Marina Dredging Project Complete

Photo courtesy of Steven Auman

Southport Marina Manager Hank Whitley announced yesterday that a third full round of maintenance dredging has been performed recently at the marina, providing a water depth of 8 feet at low tide.

This will allow Southport Marina to serve owners of deeper draft boats. Historically, the marina has been able to provide a water depth of 6 feet at low tide.

Dredging of Southport Marina began in early January and was completed thanks to the contractor Marcol Dredging on March 22nd.

According to Hank Whitley, the project was significantly more challenging this time compared to the previous projects due to new regulatory requirements, as well as the high occupancy of in-water slips at the marina.

Southport Marina staff worked conscientiously with the dredging contractor, Marcol Dredging, and boat owners to accomplish the project as efficiently as possible.

The dredging project could not have happened without the understanding and assistance of each and every one of our wonderful customers who dock their boats with us at Southport Marina,” said Whitley.

In the end, we are all benefiting from the hard work and diligent effort to allow deep water in our basin. As a family and recreational marina, we will continue to focus our efforts on accommodating boating customers with true southern hospitality for many years to come,” added Whitley.

Southport Marina is located at 606 W. West Street, near the entrance of the Cape Fear River on the Intracoastal Waterway at Mile 309, approximately halfway between Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina and Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.


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3rd International Congress Hydraulic Engineering Structures and Dredging

Russia’s leading maritime industry Media Group PortNews ( 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.

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