Brighton’s Dredging Programme Underway
Premier Marinas is delighted to announce the dredging works at Brighton Marina are now officially underway.
External Contractors, ML Dredging, are onsite and have begun the initial stages of the annual dredging programme, following the results of the preliminary surveys which were completed by their team at the beginning of June; they will be removing approximately 19000 cubic metres of silt from the channel and inside the marina.
The Premier Brighton team has also been hard at work ensuring the marina was prepped ready for the dredging works to start, including the removal of finger pontoons between 14 & 15 and the temporary relocation of some berth holder boats.
Mike Hatch CMM, Marina Manager said: “The continued investment from Premier and The Wellcome Trust enables us to remove much more silt from the channel and the marina, showing our continuous commitment to improve the experience for berth holders and visitors at our marina.”
As the main channel dredge proceeds, Premier’s own dredger, Doris, will also be hard at work carrying out additional dredging within the marina basin – currently Doris is dredging between pontoons 13 & 14.
Berth holders should note that whilst dredging works take place in the channel, all of the starboard lateral marks will be removed and we therefore advise anyone out on their boat to stay as close to the port lateral marks, as is safe to do so. This applies to both entering and departing the marina.
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