Port of Blyth Dredging Program About to Start

Image source: Ships at Warrenpoint

The Port of Blyth maintenance dredging project is scheduled to start on July 13, the port said in their latest release. 

Image source: Ships at Warrenpoint

According to the announcement, this dredging campaign – set to last for a period of approximately 28 days – will be undertaken at the Ash Barge Dock, on behalf of Advanced Northumberland.

The Blyth dredging program will include frequent trips to and from the spoil deposit ground approximately 3 miles ENE of the harbor East Pier and south bound past the wind turbine array.

Under this maintenance dredging scheme, the cleanup operations are going to be conducted over a 24 hour period by the grab dredger Grete Fighter.

“Dredging craft will display the lights and shapes as prescribed in the International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea,” said the port.