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March-April 2011

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WEDA Head Describes June Meeting

Thirteen Michigan Ports Would Not Be Maintained Under Budget Request

The Administrations proposed dredging budget for FY12 will not spend one dollar on 13 Michigan ports that collectively average more than 31 millions of cargo per year, this despite the fact those tons were taxed and the revenue deposited in the Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund that bankrolls the governments dredging program.

Christchurch Colleagues are OK; Rosemary Lynch Ends Successful AIWA Leadership

GeoAcoustics Demonstrates Sonar 2094, Successor of Dual Frequency Side Scan

GeoAcoustics (a Kongsberg Company) demonstrated its Sonar 2094 Digital technology in a series of seminars and demonstrations held by Simrad Spain, S.L. last November and December. Attending the events were the companys naval, scientific and industry customers.

HYPACK 2011 Held in New Orleans

Hypacks 2011 training conference was held on January 10 through 13th at the Sheraton New Orleans. It was the 18th annual conference, and boasted 385 attendees and 32 exhibits by Hypack-related software and hardware manufacturers, equipment resellers and service providers.

HYPACK 2011 Includes Matrix Viewer for Dredging Projects

HYPACK, Inc. announced at the end of February that after several months of testing the latest version of its hydrographic survey software HYPACK 2011, it is still working on several bugs in the system. Pat Sanders, president of Hypack, Inc. issued the following statement on February 25: We have discovered an intermittent bug in the HYPACK 2011 release that has caused us to delay its distribution. The GPS.DLL, POSMV.DLL and F180.DLL sometimes fail to load the KTD file, when computing real time RTK Tides. This error was not present in HYPACK 2010 and previous releases and does not affect users who are not using a KTD file to compute RTK Tides. We have corrected this error and are now re-printing the HYPACK 2011 Installation CD. We hope to begin shipping them o/a 8 March 2011.

DREDGING Highlights from the Past

Salient events from 30, 20 and 10 years ago in the annals of the dredging industry.

McNally Marine Using Liebherr Cranes in New Brunswick Port Development Project

McNally Marine is nearly finished a port expansion project at the Port of Belledune, New Brunswick, Canada, on the Gulf of St. Lawrence south of the entrance to the Seaway. The company is using mechanical dredges for the dredging, and excavators and clamshells to unload the scows. The project includes installing a 400-meter dock to expand the Ro-Ro capacity of the Port of Belledune, and deepening the inner and outer harbor navigation channels to 17 meters. Dredging amount was 200,000 cubic yards of soft sediment.

Ross Labs Delivers Three Turnkey Survey Boats to Tuscaloosa Navigation Unit

Ross Labs Delivers Three Turnkey Survey Boats to Tuscaloosa Navigation Unit

In early December 2010, Ross Laboratories delivered three turnkey five-channel sweep survey boats with trailers to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Mobile District. The boats will be used by the Tuscaloosa Area Office in its mission to survey and map 700 miles of the Black Warrior, Tombigbee, and Alabama River Systems.

December 15 - February 4, 2011

Kristine Miller is New AGC President

Ellicott Acquires Rohr

Trimble Acquires OmniStar

Coal Creek Flood Mitigation Construction; Project #8063

Documents Available for Colorado Dredging Project

Oregon Inlet May Close

GPS Signals Endangered

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