Lock Shutdown and Dredging Update
Following the shutdown of Sovereign Harbour Marinas Lock 1 in March, work has been successfully completed and the lock is now back in working order. The lock was de-watered as part of the annual pre-emptive maintenance that takes place each year on alternate locks. The Premier Maintenance Team managed to keep work on schedule despite high winds threatening to cause delays on multiple occasions. This work will ensure that the lock is in good working order for the new season.
The annual dredging works are due to commence on Monday 29th April, subject to weather, and is expected to last for around 8-10 days. The entrance channel will be dredged from the locks out towards the Safe Water Mark. During this time all navigation buoys, excluding the Special Mark and Safe Water Mark, will be removed when the dredger ‘Sospan Dau’ arrives in order to facilitate safe access.
Notices to Mariners will be issued and updated nearer the commencement date advising when the dredger is due, and of the planned sailing route which MUST be kept free and unobstructed by fishing gear.
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