PHOTO: Dredge MURDEN near the Ocean City inlet

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Wilmington District’s hopper dredge MURDEN recently conducted 24/7 dredging operations for the Baltimore District-managed Ocean City Inlet federal navigation channel and Assateague Bypass project.

The month-long operation enhanced safe navigation conditions, boosted commercial endeavors, and promoted recreational activities for travelers near the Ocean City inlet.

The USACE Baltimore District routinely receives services from the Wilmington District’s MURDEN or its sister ship CURRITUCK for routine dredging in and around the Inlet.

The Baltimore District manages the Ocean City Inlet federal navigation channel and Assateague Bypass project while the Wilmington District staffs, trains and equips these special-purpose dredges that work up and down the Atlantic and Gulf coasts, dredging similar inlets or near-shore coast projects.

Photo: Greg Nash/USACE