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Dredging Work Increases Depth of Shipping Channel in Teignmouth

The MODI R Dredger in Teignmouth Harbour

Posted on August 1, 2016

By HEDanielClark, Herald Express

TEIGNMOUTH’S shipping channel has been deepened following a £250,000 investment by the Harbour Commission.

Works to deepen the shipping channel which serves the Port of Teignmouth now allows for larger draughted ships to enter the port and it increases the window when current ships that use the port can come and go.

The works, which were funded and delivered by the Teignmouth Harbour Commission, have ensured the port’s future so it can accommodate newer bigger short sea shipping vessels and increase the volume of cargo passing through the port.

Harbourmaster Cdr David Vaughan said: “The idea is to bring more modern ships into the area. These are the ones that people want to use.

“By clearing up the obstructions in the shipping channel and making it more accessible, we hope that the investment will encourage the continued and further use of the port.

“The dredging now means that the channel will eventually accommodate ships with a draught of 5.5 metres on a height of tide of four metres.

The work was conducted by Danish company Rohde Nielsen Dredging, whose Trailing Suction Hopper Dredger Modi R and her associated equipment was ideally suited to the confines of the Teignmouth Harbour.

ABP Port Manager for Teignmouth, Dave Atkin added that the dredging work had opened a window for more arrivals and departures and that it provides more water on every tide.

Source: Herald Express

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