Dredging of NYS Marina

Tuesday 18th August, 2020
Derrick Kershaw

Dear NYS Member,

Since the marina was last dredged in 2005 there has been approximately 5000 cubic metres of silt deposited on the marina floor. Consequently, at some low tides, some boats are sitting in the mud and there is reduced depth in the fairways.

After several years, we have managed to obtain all relevant permits from the appropriate government agencies and have now been able to attain the services of a dredging contractor.

 Members are advised the contractor will commence work on Wednesday 26 August (he apologises for the short notice). The work will be undertaken over 5 – 6 weeks. The dredging barge and work boats will be positioned in the fairway between the Middle and North Arms between 0730 and 1730 hours, Monday to Friday.  Between those times members will not be able to move from their berths or use the fairway.

Please note that these restrictions do not apply to members with trailable boats using the club launching ramp to depart and enter the marina.

During the works it will be necessary to move boats to enable individual pens to be dredged. We intend to contact owners to provide them with the opportunity to move their boats, but accepting the nature of this work and the Covid19 travel restrictions, this may be with short notice. Where an owner is unable to move their own boat, volunteer club members will undertake doing this.  Boats will only be moved to adjoining berths and returned a few days later.

If you have any questions, please contact any Marina Subcommittee member.


Derrick Kershaw

Vice Commodore

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