May 2019 Vol. 1

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Attention Marina Marina Managers and Coastal Consultants

Special Offer on Sediment and Silt Characterisation and Analysis

ExcelPlas lab offering sediment analysis for elemental profile and particle size grain analysis for less than $100/sample including full report. We will analyse the sample for elemental contamination, determine particle size and morphology and provide a full technical report.  This testing can guide dredging, channel deepening and beach renourishment work. See the following brochure for details:

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MINI-DREDGERS FOR MARINA AND WATERWAY DREDGING

Of all the commercial marine interests impacted by the regular accumulation of sand, silt and debris — otherwise known as sedimentation — perhaps none are so adversely affected as marinas. Due to the very nature of public and private marinas that supply safe havens for mariners to moor, dock and launch their boats, the passageways of marinas need to be kept free and clear of obstacles and debris at all times.

However, since marinas are typically located in calmer, quieter spots that offer boats heightened protection from exposure to rough winds and pounding waves, they’re also often places where water currents slow down. As a result, they deposit the sediment and debris they carry with them.

A marina dredge is often the best solution to effectively remove accumulated sediment. Yet depending on the severity of the sedimentation, the type of dredge employed and the method of disposal of the dredge spoils, a marina may or may not have to close during the dredging operation. This difference can have a significant economic impact on a marina and the companies that depend on its normal operation, such as charter boat and commercial vessel operators.

WHY THE MINI-DREDGER IS THE ULTIMATE MARINA DREDGE

When marina dredging is required, the equipment and method chosen for these crucial maintenance operations are vitally important to the safe passage of vessels, but also to the ongoing financial welfare of a facility and its clients.

In addition to the potential impact of dredging on a marina’s operations, many larger dredges and excavators can pose problems for delicate shorelines and the wellbeing of aquatic life in the immediate area. All things considered, if the disruption to a marina is too great, the results of using the wrong type of dredge can have long-lasting negative consequences.

Fortunately, the Mini-Dredger Sediment Removal System is a highly portable yet powerful dredge that can outperform dredges twice its weight and size. Designed to work in tight spaces around other equipment and obstacles, it’s the perfect choice for all types of marina dredging.

The Mini-Dredger is a world-class compact dredging system. It offers the following benefits that make it an ideal choice for removing sludge and sediment from marinas, with minimal impact on their operations:

* Portability: Its footprint is a fraction of what many other dredges require to operate.

* Accessibility: Since you can transport it with one trailer and a haul vehicle, you can mobilize, launch and recover the Mini-Dredger with minimal effort involved.  Also, thanks to its compact size, you can easily maneuver it into boat slips, as well as around docks and moorings of all sizes.

* Capabilities: Don’t let its light weight and small size fool you. The Mini-Dredger is a powerful machine, featuring a 6000 LPM pumping rate and a high-torque, direct-drive cutter head. The unit delivers dredging rates of 6000 LPM over 300 m horizontally, so it works effectively, regardless of whether you’re pumping spoils to a nearby shoreline, filling geotextile tubes or pumping directly to a barge for later disposal.

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Factory Address: 473 Warrigal Road (Rear)
Postal Address: PO Box 147
Moorabbin VIC 3189

Toll-free: 1800 DREDGE (373 343)
Mobile: 0407-261-913

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October 2018 Vol. 1

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ATTENTION MARINA OWNERS – SPRING IS A PERFECT TIME FOR MAINTENANCE DREDGING OF YOUR MARINA

Marina Dredging Services have many new rental dredgers available for desilting your marina


Desilting Marinas with New Tools
http://www.marinadredging.com.au/desilting/

Coastal town’s landlocked yacht club stops tourists and damages local economy
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-03-04/marooned-boats-damage-carnarvon-economy/9499710

Cairns luxury boat owner up in arms over lack of dredging 
Jul 26, 2018 – Trinity Park resident Paul Harris cannot use his Riviera motorboat half of the time as silt and mud has built up so much around Bluewater Marina and canals.

Tamar River Badly Silted Up
https://www.examiner.com.au/story/4999631/is-this-the-fix-to-the-tamar-rivers-poor-health/

Long Battle to Allow Dredging in the Coomera River
http://www.mygc.com.au/gold-coast-marina-splashes-on-100-million-development/

Issues with Mud and Silt Build-up at Hinchinbrook Harbour
https://cloud.excelplas.com/index.php/s/mUuikxscr870ynO

Dredging Work to be Undertaken by the Gold Coast Waterways Authority which will make the Coomera River More Accessible
http://www.marinebusiness.com.au/news/the-boat-works-expands-with-dry-storage-and-marina

New $2.45M dredging plan for Ettalong channel
https://www.rms.nsw.gov.au/about/news-events/news/members-of-parliament/2018/180914-new-2-point45m-dredging-plan-for-ettalong-channel.html

Port Hinchinbrook Property Prices Plunge as Residents beg Queensland Government for Help
https://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-02-25/port-hinchinbrook-prices-plunge-residents-beg-government/9477178

Coastal town’s landlocked yacht club stops tourists and damages local economy
https://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-03-04/marooned-boats-damage-carnarvon-economy/9499710


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December 2016 Vol. 1

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The Wrong Way to Dredge a Marina (Turbidity)
http://cloud.excelplas.com/index.php/s/JGkw9tgJBDCkpao

Silt Curtains for Marina Dredging
http://www.argylece.com.au/catalogue/silt-curtain/index

Gold Coast is Losing $20 million in Marine Industry Revenue Annually Because of Silt Clogging Up
http://www.goldcoastbulletin.com.au/news/gold-coast/gold-coast-waterways-authority-boss-hal-morris-
puts-priority-on-sorting-marine-industrys-silt-threat/news-story/5cfc1daac9eb1955bcd0ad72024c4abc

Silt Happens – Silt Builds Up at Marina
http://www.marinadredging.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/
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Maintenance Dredging of Access Channel Tender
https://www2.tenderlink.com/tenders/shipping/

$650 Million Project to Float at Hope Island
http://www.mediahunt.com.au/650-million-project-float-hope-island/

Use of Geotextiles for Rubble Bunds for Sand-fill Islands [Dredging] [PDF]
https://www.researchgate.net/profile/William_Allsop/publication/
283709610_Exploring_the_need_for_geotextile_filters_for_rubble_bunds_retaining_sand-fill_islands/links/56438c5908aef646e6c6b512.pdf

Mini-Dredgers and Geotubes Combine for Removing Contaminated Silt from Channels
http://cloud.excelplas.com/index.php/s/RjG0pns80sPkajm

Drone Footage of Mini-Dredgers Dredging Marine Sediment in Port Phillip Bay
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL6AhMzmtD31Rqz0N-CYfjgo0g0yi8-2LI

Drone Footage of Coastal Geotextile Sand Container Installation
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Dredging Seaweed at Glenelg at the End of the Patawalonga River
http://www.adelaidenow.com.au/news/unpleasant-overpowering-thats-
waterside-living-at-glenelg-as-seaweed-clogs-up-the-patawalonga-river/
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February 2016 Vol.2

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Bellingham’s New Portable Floating Dock System Recognized for Exceptional Innovation
http://www.bellingham-marine.com/documents/BMI1602Innovation_AwardTimber_Dock_System.pdf

Catfish MiniDredgers has recently delivered a Sand Dredge to Mallacoota for Beach Dredging
https://goo.gl/photos/w4z16JKRooGMtZYW7

Gold Coast is losing 20 million in marine industry revenue annually because of silt clogging up the Coomera River
http://www.goldcoastbulletin.com.au/news/gold-coast/gold-coast-waterways-authority-boss-hal-morris-puts-priority-on-sorting-marine-industrys-silt-threat/news-story/5cfc1daac9eb1955bcd0ad72024c4abc

Heavy Duty Dredging Curtains available from Argyle Commercial
http://www.argylece.com.au/catalogue/silt-curtain/heavy-duty-dredging-curtain

Blairgowrie Marina Boat Fire
http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/victoria/blairgowrie-marina-boat-fire-man-in-his-70s-taken-to-hospital/news-story/ed12b3294f9661d0bd99d9c82a870827

Pelican Marina was issued Safety Notices Before Collapse
http://www.theherald.com.au/story/3739488/marina-issued-safety-notices/

Long Island and Wharf Street Marinas on the Market
http://www.smh.com.au/business/property/marinas-at-brooklyn-on-the-market-20160216-gmvn8i.html

Work starts on $388m Marina development at Lake Macquarie
http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/newslocal/central-coast/work-starts-on-388m-trinity-point-marina-development-at-lake-macquarie/news-story/c30c6b3fa25fc2ccbacb873d8f6cbe24

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Have your Say on Marina Standards
http://www.marinebusiness.com.au/news/have-your-say-on-marina-standards

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February 2016 Vol.1

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Marine Rescue calls for Dredging of Ettalong Channel
http://www.nbnnews.com.au/2016/02/04/marine-rescue-call-for-dredging-of-ettalong-channel/

Airlie Beach marina owner uses dredging material to transform ‘eyesore’ into community parkland
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-02-09/maintenance-dredging-at-airlie-beach-marina/7151860

Maintenance Dredging with New Marina Dredger Set to Start Late February 
http://www.eastgippsland.vic.gov.au/Council/News_and_Media_Releases/Maintenance_dredging_set_to_start_late_February

Council pushes Dredging of Bay to Slow Growing Sand Spit
http://www.frasercoastchronicle.com.au/news/council-push-dredge-bay-slow-growing-sand-spit/2899419/

Victorian Port Orders New Damen Dredger
https://www.lloydslistaustralia.com.au/lla/market-sectors/ports/LOCAL-Victorian-port-orders-new-Damen-dredger-512131.html

Wyndam Harbour Final Dredging Completed and Marina Nears Completion
http://www.wyndhamharbour.com.au/marina-berths

Floating Apartment-style Units Could Serve as an Unconventional Housing Solution
http://architectureau.com/articles/student-designs-floating-apartments/

Marina Collapse At Lake Macquarie
http://www.smh.com.au/nsw/restaurant-partially-collapses-into-lake-macquarie-20160208-gmo7as.html

Work starts on $388m Trinity Point marina development at Lake Macquarie
http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/newslocal/central-coast/work-starts-on-388m-trinity-point-marina-development-at-lake-macquarie/news-story/c30c6b3fa25fc2ccbacb873d8f6cbe24

Collapse Risk not Detected at NSW Marina
http://www.couriermail.com.au/news/breaking-news/nsw-wedding-venue-submerged-in-lake/news-story/3e4451baa75db7bce9401a6f3c7f2d2a

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