The Victorian Regional Channels Authority (VRCA) began conducting bed-levelling operations in selected areas of the channels, berths, and approaches of the Port of Geelong on Tuesday, January 7.
The bed levelling exercise is designed to re-distribute sediment to deeper parts of the channel. This will ensure charted depths of the channel will be maintained, and a safe underkeel clearance provided to continue to ensure the safe navigation of vessels visiting the port.
The VRCA says the operations will be undertaken within the requirements of the Marine and Coastal Management Act with consent approved by Victoria’s Department of Environment, Land, Water, and Planning (DELWP).
The works will be conducted by Tug EDI, a 24-metre twin-screw utility vessel. The tug will be operating in various locations within the berths and channels within Port of Geelong waters.
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