05-2018: Felixstowe Berth 9 – Landguard Quay expansion project – Harwich Harbour

Mariners are advised that on or about 19th January 2018 the dredger Freeway will commence Phase 1 of the dredging/reclamation for the Felixstowe Berth 9 – Landguard quay expansion project. The dredging is expected to last approximately 7 weeks.

The initial dredging work will involve removal of silt, which will be deposited at the Inner Gabbard dumping area.

Following the completion of the silt removal, the reclamation work will involve dredging from either the Shipwash Bank area, as shown on the chartlet below, or from Tarmac Area 5093 in the Sunk VTS sector.

Detailed dredger movements can be obtained from Harwich VTS on VHF Channel 71.

Lights and shapes as required by Collision Regulations will be exhibited and a listening watch on VHF Channel 71 will be maintained throughout.

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