Reducing the cost of dredging with The Laura

The Port of Coos Bay, Oregon’s largest deep-draft coastal harbor, acts as the steward and operator of the State owned dredger “The Laura”.

Over the last five years, dredging projects have been completed at the Charleston Marina complex totaling nearly $440,000.

In addition, the crews have conducted dredging projects in other ports along the coast, including Garibaldi, Siuslaw, and Alsea.

Port of Coos Bay photo

Responsible management of equipment and dredging operations ensures that these projects are carried out successfully, allowing Oregon’s ports to fulfill their organizational missions, the port said.  

Since the acquisition of the dredging equipment, the state has helped reduce the cost of dredging in marinas for Oregon ports, allowing smaller ports like the Port of Siuslaw to remain safe and viable.

Photo: Port of Coos Bay