06-26-05

Broward County's Beach Renourishment Project (Segment III)

Week Ending June 26, 2005

During the week of June 20, the trailing suction hopper dredge Liberty Island was in drydock at the Port of Tampa to undergo hull repair.The previous week, the Liberty Island sustained hull damage when a draghead got caught between the hull and the sand borrow area’s shallow bottom.

Fortunately, the ship was repaired and resumed work on Sunday, June 26.The two pictures below show the bow and stern of the Liberty Island in drydock.

At the rail siding in Opa-locka, 53 stone filled mattresses have been fabricated. Fifteen rail-car loads of armor stone and chinking stone were due to arrive at the siding on Sunday night, whereupon the rock will be transported by truck to John U. Lloyd Beach and construction of the groins will begin.

This photo shows the bow of the Liberty Island in a Tampa-area drydock.

This photo shows the bow of the Liberty Island in a Tampa-area drydock.

Drydock workers make repairs in the stern section of the Liberty Island.

Drydock workers make repairs in the stern section of the Liberty Island .