Swansea Channel in Need of Dredging

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Yasmin Catley, Member for Swansea, NSW, is calling on the Berejiklian government to fund a permanent dredging solution the Swansea Channel after a yacht ran aground near Swan Bay on Wednesday.

Marine Rescue Lake Macquarie was called out to the yacht to tow the vessel from the shoal to deeper water.

The Marine Rescue crew surveyed the Channel, at half tide, where they found that there was a channel depth of just 1.1m.

Member for Swansea, Yasmin Catley, said: “The local boating community are crying out for a permanent and ongoing solution to dredging Swansea Channel.

Unfortunately, this is not an isolated incident. In April 2018, Marine Rescue was called in to tow 28 boats stuck in the Channel over a period of 6 days, tying up resources that would otherwise be available to serious emergencies, reported Yasmin Catley.

She added that in the last ten years, the Channel has been dredged on an ad hoc basis, at significant cost to the taxpayer. It is time the Berejiklian government commits to funding a permanent dredging solution for the Swansea Channel, she said in its release.

 

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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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