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Dredge Operations Safety Notice: The Port of Coos Bay is Conducting Dredging Operations in the Charleston Marina

For Immediate Release: November 2, 2020
Coos Bay, OR –

The Oregon International Port of Coos Bay (Port) is conducting dredging operations in the Charleston Marina Complex near the Point Adams Facility and the Russell Marine fuel dock. Mariners are advised to use extreme caution navigating in the inner basin and within the vicinity of the outflow pipe in both the Marina Complex and within the Coos Bay Harbor.  Dredging activities are scheduled to continue through the months of November and December. 

The outflow pipe is marked within the inner basin with orange pencil buoys.   The pipe extends into the bay from the marina, and is marked with four large, white floats.  Dredging work will improve navigability within the marina footprint and ensure ongoing accessibility for the commercial and recreational fishing fleets. 

Mariners are advised to use extreme caution when operating vessels within the vicinity of the marked dredge pipe.  If the marked pipe has the potential to interfere or alter navigation for vessels operating within the Marina or the Coos Bay Harbor, please contact Port dredging crews for further instruction and assistance in navigation.  Crews can be reached at either 541-294-1555 or 541-294-3234.

For additional information, please contact:
Margaret Barber, Director of External Affairs // 541-266-3713

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