Port of Wells dredging starts next week

For week commencing 13th September 2021, the dredger Kari Hege, Captained by Tristan Roberts, will be engaged in dredging operations in and around the Port of Wells’ Outer Harbour.

“All pre-arranged dredging areas are constrained by the weather and wave heights therefore operations are subject to change on a daily basis,” said the Port.

Their dredger Kari Hege operates from Monday to Friday and “its normal area of work is in the main channel between buoy number 12 and buoy number 8. It works during the low water period, starting three hours after high water until three hours prior to the next high water.”

The dredger will manoeuvre into its dig position, or back to its mooring, approximately half an hour before or after this time.

All material removed from the channel during dredging operation is placed on the berm which is marked by the Port hand channel buoys.

Areas to be dredged are dictated by regular survey results but these areas are subject to weather constraints, the Port said.

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