Drilling work kicks off for Pool Marina Programme

Drilling work as part of investigations to develop proposals for a ‘Pool Marina’ in St Peter Port harbour is due to start this week and will continue for the next 23 days assuming no weather delays. 

The tug support vessel and jack-up barge arrived at St Peter Port on March 3, 2022.  

The jack up barge will be collecting rock and seabed deposit information from the Pool area to help inform the Programme Team of the seabed dredging possibilities in the Pool.  

Commenting the latest news, Commercial Manager – Ports, Doug Wright said: “These investigations are required to understand the geological makeup of the deposits and rock beneath the silt of the seabed and the depth of each deposit layer.”

“The data gathered will help determine the  options  for  a  wave  attenuating structure to protect the new marina. It will also inform the business case for the marina’s overall size and capacity.” 

Guernsey Ports is in direct contact with boatowners and operators regarding this project. These vessels will be temporarily accommodated in the Victoria Marina, the Swan Pontoons and the cruise ship tender pontoon. 

Photo: Guernsey Harbours