Harbour Dredged Over Weekend

Padstow-based dredger, Mannin, operating in St Mary's harbour at the weekend

Part of St Mary’s Harbour was dredged at the weekend.

Islander Sam Guy skippered the Padstow harbour vessel, Mannin, which was on her return to the town from Teignmouth.

St Mary’s Harbourmaster Dale Clark says the work to remove a sandbank which has been building up in the berth for some time followed discussions with a number of regulatory bodies,

The removal of the sand and stones will allow easier access to the steps and also to the crane during low water for all harbour users.

The material removed can’t be dumped, even though it was lying in the harbour. It has been taken to Padstow and landed ashore where it will be used for landfill. Samples have also been taken for analysis.

 



One Response to Harbour Dredged Over Weekend

  1. Phil May 21, 2012 at 11:59 am

    I would be interested to know why the dredged material cannot be dumped in deep water as that’s where it came from originally. It would literally be a drop in the ocean..
    Does anyone have the answer to that?