Dredging work now under way in Ballina creek
BOATIES are being urged to “exercise extreme caution” in Fishery Creek and the Ballina trawler harbour, with dredging now under way.
Roads and Maritime Services said the dredging in Fishery Creek was expected to take about six weeks.
Work in the trawler harbour will take place after that, with all dredging scheduled to be completed in July.
“The dredger has warning navigation lights and advisory day shapes in addition to yellow flashing lights and yellow floats on the discharge lines for night navigation,” an RMS spokesperson said.
“Vessel operators are advised there may be minor vessel traffic delays ... vessel operators can communicate with dredge operators by marine radio or line of sight.”
Boats must reduce speed to four knots when within 100m of dredging equipment to minimise wash.
For maritime safety information visit www.rms.nsw.gov.au/maritime.