Works to take place at Wicklow Harbour to improve accessibility for ships

Wicklow Harbour

The works are set to improve accessibility and safety for ships entering the port.

Wicklow County Council have secured a licence to begin dredging works at Wicklow Harbour.

Parts of Wicklow Harbour have quite naturally accreted sediment over the years, and this has caused difficulty for boats entering the port as the bodies of sediment make it difficult for them to navigate.

The process of dredging will involve the clearing of such sediment from the bottom of the body of water that makes up the port.

Cllr Gail Dunne told East Coast FM: “Ships now are finding it harder to come in because of the depth. So Wicklow Harbour needs to dredge the harbour. The ships were coming in 3/4’s full, or they were going to other ports and unloading there, and then coming in.

“So with the dredging of the harbour, they should be able to come in fully-loaded.”

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