Charleston Marina dredging underway

The Oregon International Port of Coos Bay has just announced that they are conducting dredging operations in the Charleston Marina Complex.

The dredging is taking place near the Point Adams Facility and the Russell Marine fuel dock.

According to the port, mariners need to use extreme caution when navigating in the inner basin and within the vicinity of the outflow pipe.

The port also added that the dredging activities will continue through the months of November and December.

Officials have marked the outflow pipe within the inner basin with orange pencil buoys. The pipe extends into the bay from the marina, and has four large, white floats.

The main aim of the project is to improve navigability within the marina footprint. This will ensure ongoing accessibility for the commercial and recreational fishing fleets.

Photo: Port of Coos Bay