DREDGING: Port Mansfield Channel, Entrance and Northeast Wye in Willacy County, Texas

DREDGING: Port Mansfield Channel, Entrance and Northeast Wye in Willacy County, Texas

Notice number: 200963
Date: 6/18/2022 thru 07/31/2022

The Pipeline Dredge the “Leonard Fisher” (Orion Marine Construction, Inc.), will begin dredging operations in the Port Mansfield Channel, South of the Bird Island, and the Northeast Wye on or around Saturday, 18 June 2022.

Approximate Coordinates of areas to be dredged:

Port Mansfield Channel: 26°33’33.00” N 97°24’45.00” W TO 26°33’35.00” N to 97°24’45.90” W

Northeast Wye: 26°33’52.00” N 97°24’40.00” W TO  26°33’33.00” N to 97°24’21.00” W

This work is currently scheduled to be completed on or around the ends of July 2022.

The contractor’s related floating plant, including barges, tugs crew boats, survey boat, and skiffs, and submerged and floating pipeline will be used in and around these work areas.  Dredged material will be deposited in the unconfined placement area PA 6, southeast of the “Bird Island”, which will drain out South of PA 6 into the Laguna Madre.

  • Mariners are urged to transit at their slowest safe speed to minimize wake and proceed with caution after passing arrangements have been made. If possible, the dredge has requested barge traffic pass in single wide configuration only.
  • Dredging operations are continuous, 24/7.
  • Dredges monitor channels 6 and 78 on marine VHF radio. Dredge should be contacted to coordinate the passing of commerce.
  • Commercial Mariners are urged to give the dredge at least 60 minutes advance notice of passing the dredge.

Chris Frabotta
Chief, Operations Division
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers-Galveston District
409-766-3071
Chris.C.Frabotta@usace.army.mil