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Harbour & Marina Dredging

view of Glenarm marina from the sea

Contractors are ready to start work on dredging four key coastal sites across Mid and East Antrim.

The joint venture will see Charles Brand and Foyle & Marine Dredging sift around 30,000m3 – enough to fill 12 Olympic swimming pools - of silt, sand and sediment over a number of months at Carnlough and Carrickfergus harbours, and Glenarm and Carrickfergus marinas.

Marina dredging is essential for harbours and marinas to operate, remain safe for its users and helps protect the environment. It can also help maintain water quality as it reduces the likelihood of boat propellers agitating the ocean floor and clouding the water.

  • Carnlough Harbour will be closed from 1-19 November 2021,
  • Glenarm Marina will close from 19 November – 16 December 2021,
  • Carrickfergus Marina will shut from 16 December 2021 – 26 March 2022 and
  • Carrickfergus Harbour will close from 26 March – 17 May 2022.

*weather permitting, could be subject to change.

For more information you can email: dredging@midandeastantrim.gov.uk