Work has proceeded on excavating the channel entrance to Calshot Harbour.

Harbour Works Week 9

Report and Photos from Barry Davies

The week to Sunday 20th March 2016 was devoted largely to excavation in the channel entrance of the harbour. The barge was moved out sequentially from the basin, ripping the rocky seabed, evacuating broken material and stockpiling it as close to the East Breakwater as possible. Material was moved around the corner and the barge used as a seawall to protect the loose material from being reclaimed by the sea before removal could occur. The weather was extremely kind with flat seas all week.

Above: Barge position 9 at channel entrance. The channel seaward of this position is deep enough at + 2 metres depth.

Right: Removing rock outcrop at entrance to channel.

Left : Barge placed to protect excavated material from being reclaimed by sea. Material is loaded onto dumper truck and removed to East Beach. Approximately 950 m2 of rock was broken and removed from harbour entrance channel.

Below left: Preparing for infill of concrete between new and existing slabs on the East Pier.

Below: Spoil site on East Beach now containing approximately 3100 m3 of excavated material formerly on the basin of Calshot Harbour.