Boskalis’ Strandway getting ready for Portsmouth work

The next round of Portsmouth Harbour maintenance dredging works will begin in mid July, informs the Queen’s Harbour Master Portsmouth.

As reported by the Harbour Master, surveying operations and maintenance dredging will be conducted in the maintained areas within Portsmouth Harbour and its approach channels from 10 to 18 July 2021.

The contractor – Boskalis Westminster Ltd – will use plough vessel “F48” (LOA 14.7m) and trailing suction hopper dredger (TSHD) “STRANDWAY” (LOA 92.1m) with the support vessel “SMIT NEYLAND” (LOA 12.4m) carrying out survey operations.

Additionally, during these works a minor survey investigation will be conducted off Fountain Lake Jetty berths 1 and 2 by the multicat vessel “SHORELINE” (LOA 6.9m) between 13 & 14 July.

The Harbour Master concluded that all vessels will display the appropriate signals when conducting survey and dredging operations. Mariners are requested to keep a good lookout and pass at slow speed while works are being conducted.

Photo: Boskalis