The next round of dredging in the Blyth

Trailing suction hopper dredger ‘UKD ‘Marlin’ recently began regular operations in the Port of Blyth in Northumberland, UK.

According to the port, the maintenance dredging is taking place at the port approaches, main navigational channel and operational commercial berths.

“This will include frequent trips to and from the spoil deposit ground approximately 3 miles ENE of the harbour East Pier and south bound past the wind turbine array,” the Port of Blyth announced.

As reported, the works will be undertaken over a 24 hour period by the vessel ‘UKD ‘Marlin’ with latest information regarding the areas being dredged available on VHF Channel 12 (Blyth Harbour Radio).

Officials also added that the campaign, which started in late April, is expected to be completed by mid-May.

Over the years, these campaigns have undertaken annually to maintain charted depths and the port has a licence issued by the Marine & Fisheries Agency allowing all dredged material to be deposited in a licensed area.

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