Cau­tion urged at Emu Point

Albany Extra - - News - Toby Hussey

Boat­ies us­ing Emu Point Boat Har­bour in the next cou­ple of weeks are be­ing warned to act with cau­tion around un­der­wa­ter work at the har­bour en­trance.

For up to two weeks from May 21, a sec­tion of the chan­nel will be ploughed to level sec­tions of sea floor where sand has ac­cu­mu­lated.

To do this, the 12-me­tre MariePierre will plough through the chan­nel from 6am to 6pm on week­days un­til work is com­pleted.

The Depart­ment of Trans­port said the work would af­fect only a small sec­tion of the chan­nel en­trance and should cause min­i­mal dis­rup­tion to other boats.

“The foot­print of the ves­sel and plough al­lows other to tran­sit the chan­nel at the same time as plough­ing op­er­a­tions, (a) ma­jor­ity of the time,” it said.

How­ever, for safety, mariners were ad­vised to con­tact the op­er­a­tors of the Marie-Pierre if trav­el­ling nearby dur­ing work hours on VHF Chan­nel 73 and Marine 27Mhz Chan­nel 90.

While the plough­ing work is un­der­taken, water in the area may be­come murky with dis­turbed sand and silt, which the DoT said would clear af­ter a short pe­riod.

Pic­ture: Lau­rie Ben­son

Craft ac­cess­ing the Emu Point pens have been warned to ex­pect some de­lays dur­ing the work.

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