Marker buoys and silt curtains were set up around the Little Bay Port pier on Wednesday in preparation of the early dredging works scheduled to begin on Thursday by the Contractor, Meridian Construction Company Ltd.
A crane was also installed for the dredging to be done around the existing pier structure to remove the buildup of silt and other debris. This will allow for improved access and use of the jetty for the project development works as well as for other vessels.
Several areas are excluded from the dredging until the corals and sea urchins found in the area have been relocated to Rendezvous and other neighbouring bays.
According to Rawlson Patterson, the Government of Montserrat’s Project Manager for the port development, the depth of the water varies around the current jetty between -3metres and -4metres. After dredging the final depth would be -5metres.