Sao Francisco do Sul dredging wraps up

Dredging operations at the Port of São Francisco do Sul in the Brazilian state of Santa Catarina are now complete. photo

The maintenance dredging work – carried out with the dredging vessel Optimus – was undertaken at berths 301 and 302 of the Santa Catarina Terminal (Tesc).

During the project, approximately 100,000 cubic meters of dredge material were removed, equivalent to the capacity of 2,000 trucks.

The main goal of this dredging program was to maintain a depth of 14 meters at Berth 301 and 12 meters at Berth 302.

According to the port, these depths are essential for safe docking of vessels with a draft up to 12.8 meters at the first berth, and 11 meters at the second.