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The material dredged from the Port of Maó will be disposed of at the authorised point on a seabed of sand

Palma de Mallorca, 20/02/2013

The Port Authority of the Balearic Islands (APB) will ensure that the material dredged from the Port of Maó is disposed of at the authorised discharge point in an area where the seabed is made up of coarse sand and there are no important marine species.

 

In January, the APB commissioned a report on the most recent inspection of the seabed at the authorised discharge point as part of the first phase of the Environmental Watch Plan in the Port of Maó dredging project. The aim of this report was to obtain updated detailed information about the seabed’s composition via the collection of samples and the recording of a video. 

 

The report concluded that the dredged material should be disposed of in the northeast section of the prospected area which is made up of coarse sand and has no protected species and suggested that “the vessel should discharge the dredged material progressively as it moves away from the coast towards deeper waters” so as not to dispose of it in one particular point. 

 

This information was made public at the 2nd Technical Open Day on the dredging of the Port of Maó, organised by the APB in the Minorcan capital in January.

 

The APB has published the video on its web site www.portsdebalears.com, its Twitter account @PortsdeBalears and on its Facebook page (Ports de Balears).

 
 

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