Inner Harbor News

Photo: OSIL

Second Harbor Regeneration Deployment for OSIL Buoy

monitoring buoy built by OSIL is to be re-deployed by BAM Construction on a further dredging project in Ireland.The buoy was originally purchased as part of a network to monitor the dredging activity for the new Bantry Harbor Marina (Cork, Ireland), part of the €8.5 million ($9.6 mln) Bantry Inner Harbor Redevelopment project, which was completed recently, and the buoy will now be deployed to another BAM project having completed a full system check at OSIL.The 0.7m Small Field Buoy can easily be deployed from a small boat by hand, and will now be monitoring continuous dredging in a berthing pocket

(U.S. Navy photo by Victoria Kinney)

US Navy Sailors Dive Into Aquarium Exhibits

has been a great draw for the public. Today, we got to bring these Sailors down into our waters and really bring them into our world.”Throughout Maryland Fleet Week and Air Show Baltimore, October 3-9, U.S., Canadian and British navy vessels will be available for embarking visitors in the Inner Harbor, Fells Point and Locust Point. Service members will be participating in an array of other activities, including visiting local schools, conducting ship tours, attending receptions and sporting events, participating in community service projects and experiencing Baltimore.MDFWASB is Baltimore&rsquo

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Boston Harbor Dredging Project to get Underway

Partnering Agreement with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (ACOE) and MassDOT to start the Boston Harbor Dredging Project.  A signed agreement allows the ACOE to bid contracts for construction on a Confined Aquatic Disposal cell (CAD cell), which is needed for the maintenance dredging of the Inner Harbor Main Ship Channel. Maintenance dredging will restore the inner harbor to 40 feet and is the first phase of the larger dredging project. Without maintenance dredging, the harbor will continue to silt, leading to increased transit times, economic inefficiencies, and navigational safety concerns

Image credit FarSounder

Farsounder to Upgrade Navigation Sonar Software

outcroppings around Newport, Rhode Island. These videos offer viewers the chance to see some of what the participants saw including “The Dumplings” off the coast of Jamestown; a steep sloping sea floor with deep water on one side of the vessel and the shallow coast on the other; and the inner harbor approach to Newport Shipyard where the system even imaged a series of floating docks that are not marked on the chart. These videos are at: http://bit.ly/1lHI5aB  

A Tideland SB-138P buoy waiting installation in the Port of Narvik

Tideland Solar Buoys Mark Wrecks in Norwegian Arctic

new SB-138P buoys are replacing old battery-operated steel buoys from the 1980s that required extensive maintenance and costly battery changes. They are wreck-markers for the British 8770 ton iron- ore carrier Romanby and the Swedish 8,855-ton iron-ore carrier Stråssa, both sunk in Narvik inner harbor during a World War II battle on April 10, 1940. Despite the severely limited winter light at these latitudes, the first of the Isolated Danger buoys to be installed has given reliable, trouble-free service during its first season. Rune Skavik Harbor Master at Narvik commented, “One of

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