Phase One of Brighton’s Dredging Works Complete
We’re delighted to announce the first phase of Brighton Marina’s dredging programme has been completed with the support from our contractors ML Dredging.
Since June ML Dredging have removed approximately 65,000m3 of naturally deposited silt from the marina, with the focus to increase the width and maintain a depth of 1.7m to 2m in the entrance channel. Their team have also removed large amounts of silt from the southern and centre fairways.
Brighton Marina’s own dredger, Doris will now work to remove a further 10,000m3 of silt, which is the full extent of removal allowed within our permitted Marine Management Organisation Licence. Plans are already underway for next year’s dredging operation, which will commence after June 2022 once the MMO Licence has reset, with permissions to remove a further 77,000m3.
Mike Hatch CMM, Marina Manager comments: “It is fantastic to see such a large amount of material being removed from Brighton Marina, with nearly 100 split barge loads extracted. I am grateful for the positive feedback on the improvements to the entrance channel and the reinstatement of the channel markers which is making it easy for all users to navigate. Doris has her part to play in this as well and we will be pushing her over the next few months to achieve her 10,000m3 target.”
Berth holders are welcome to use the available space on pontoons 10, 11 and 12 if required before departing the marina or returning to their berth. Thank you again for your patience during these important works.