SY4690 : West Bay Dredging 2017

taken 1 year ago, near to West Bay, Dorset, Great Britain

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West Bay Dredging 2017
West Bay Dredging 2017
The annual dredging of West Bay harbour started on 11th March. Two of the machines used are shown here and have been customised by Axminster Excavators. The smaller of the two was the machine which got submerged by the tide in 2012 and was subsequently modified to incorporate a buoyant hull with tracks. See SY4690 : Stuck in the mud on a rising tide., SY4690 : Amphibian, West Bay harbour and SY4690 : Amphibious excavator with mooring chains. The larger machine on a piggy-back track arrangement to allow operation in deeper water, was used to handle a slurry pump used to discharge the dredged material through pipes over the west pier to the beach, thus removing the necessity to use road transport up the slip and along the esplanade. This machine apparently also got stuck and inundated but was recovered overnight on the 12th March.
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Date Taken
Saturday, 25 March, 2017   (more nearby)
Tuesday, 28 March, 2017
Geographical Context
Coastal  City, Town centre  Construction, Development  Docks, Harbours 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SY 4610 9035 [10m precision]
WGS84: 50:42.6163N 2:45.8844W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SY 4608 9033
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Northeast (about 45 degrees)
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Harbour Dredging  Dredging  Excavators 

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