04 Aug2017

We’re dredging Haslar!

Taking place end August to late October 2017

Dredging operations at Haslar Marina

Dredging between D and F pontoons

As part of our ongoing investment in Haslar Marina, the second phase of dredging will take place this autumn. 30,000 cubic metres of the finest Gosport mud will be removed from between D and F pontoons, giving a minimum depth of 2.5 metres to 136 berths. We're dredging to 2.5m from the shore to mid-way down the pontoons, then 3m below chart datum from mid way to the hammerheads.

Jenkins Marine will again be the contractors. Jenkins have worked with us over the last 5 years dredging East Cowes and last year at Haslar. We know that they are considerate workers, but dredging is a noisy and disruptive operation!

Haslar dredging plan 2017

What's happening

  • From Monday 29 August, we will begin phase one; relocating vessels on D, E and F pontoons.
  • The finger pontoons and walkways will then be removed, giving clear space for the dredger to work.
  • Boats will be relocated to alternative berths in Haslar Marina, or we have a great autumn ashore deal at Deacons Marina in Hamble, or our sister marinas in East Cowes, Portland and Weymouth also have berths available
  • If progress is good, phase 2 could start on Monday 2 October with relocating the remaining vessels from D and E pontoons.
  • The marina should be back together by the end of October, but it does depend upon the weather.

In addition to the removal of finger pontoons on D, E and F pontoons, we also plan to remove the main walkway between D and F pontoons. Although we aim to avoid disruption to the services provided across the marina, the electricity supply to the marina will become intermittent during this time. To keep disruption to a minimum, we have scheduled this part of the programme, subject to weather conditions, to take just two days from Monday 18 September. We also plan to put a ferry service in place between D and F pontoons, subject to availability. 

When the dredgers are on site, they may need to operate during the night and at weekends, depening upon the tide and weather conditions. Antisocial hours will be kept to a minimum, and noise will be reduced as much as possible.

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