Ras Al Khaimah Port dredging to commence next week

Dredging works at Ras Al Khaimah Port are scheduled to commence on August 6 and will last for a duration of six weeks.

Dredging operations will initially be during daylight hours but may extend to 24-hour operations depending on progress.

Dredging will be undertaken at port’s entrance between the breakwaters and inner channel, vessel manoeuvering and berthing area and at the outer approach channel.

Phase two and three will require floating pipes and sinker lines to be deployed across the channel by using small pontoons.

Channel transit will be restricted whilst the pipeline is across the creek, with only smaller vessels with draughts of less than two metres allowed access.

Marker buoys will be placed to identify the navigable gap over the sinker pipelines.

Larger vessels need to give notice of one hour to Port Control in order to make necessary arrangement for opening the channel by disconnecting the floating pipelines. 

Marine units and floating pipelines deployed for the dredging operation will be secured at the eastern side of creek of by end of every day and will be fixed with adequate lights during darkness.

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