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Portman Ravine Groyne 28 to Fisherman’s Walk Groyne 32
Work began on 12th September 2010 on the beach top-
The pumping of approximately 70,000m3 of beach material was completed on 20th September and the beach fully reopened to the public 10 days later.
Undertaken by Fareham-
The Crestway made her first delivery to the beach on Wednesday 4th March 2009.
BIS4.4 was completed on Saturday 21st March, with 74,192 cubic metres added to the beach between Groynes 50 & 53.
Beach material was dredged off the Isle of Wight and brought close to the beach by the dredger from where it was pumped ashore through a 300m long floating pipeline and then levelled by bulldozers. The dredge/sail/discharge cycle from the IOW took approximately 11 hours.
The existing timber groynes 51 and 52 are life expired and will shortly be rebuilt, using the replenished beach as a working platform.
The Dutch dredger Crestway
Detailed data on the Crestway
A section of beach between Boscombe and Southbourne was replenished this winter by
The project suffered bad-
Beach material was dredged off the Isle of Wight and brought by the dredger close to the beach at Groyne 30 (see map). The dredge/sail/discharge cycle from the IOW took approximately 11 hours.
Because the waters of Poole Bay are so shallow, the dredger needed to pump the sand ashore through a long pipe that lay on the sea bed, known as a 'sinkerline', and the beach was then levelled by bulldozers.
The Dutch dredger Oranje
The sinkerline delivers beach material from the dredger, which is levelled by bulldozers
The sinkerline was positioned on the beach just west of Groyne 30 (Portman Ravine) between Boscombe and Southbourne. From there four groyne bays were replenished, working east to Groyne 32 (500m), and west to Groyne 28 (300m). Groyne numbers are indicated along the promenade.
Three groyne bays were replenished between Groyne No's 50 and 53 at Southbourne.