SOI Ltd was commissioned by Angus council to perform a post dredging bathymetric survey of Arbroath harbour on the East coast of Scotland. This harbour is typical of many small harbours in the UK that provide moorings using pontoons mainly for pleasure craft with a few commercial vessels such as dive charters, fishing and lobster/crab boats. It is also typical in that resources are not readily available to monitor silting of the harbour on a regular basis for maintaining the navigation channels to full commercial standards. Cost effective solutions of survey are thus desirable. The Zego-based bathymetry survey was conducted for the entire harbour over a 3hr period that included launch and recovery of the vessel. The areas of dredging are clearly mapped with demonstrative ‘deep scoop’ areas.
- 07 May 2015