Dredge Murden night operations VIDEO

USACE Wilmington District has just released this very interesting video named ‘The Dredge Murden Night Operations – Big Foot Slough’.

In April 2021, USACE’s dredging vessel Murden was performing emergency dredging in Big Foot Slough to open the channel for ferries, the USCG, and other vessels.

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The severe shoaling in Big Foot Slough just outside Ocracoke forced the suspension on April 7 of the Pamlico Sound ferries.

Shoaling occurs when sand and sediment fill into a ferry channel making water depths too shallow and the channel too narrow for safe operation of the ferry system’s vessels.

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