Mississippi River Ship Channel Deepening Begins

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) officially kicked off the historic deepening of the Mississippi River Ship Channel to 50 feet on Sept. 11, 2020, as Weeks Marine’s cutterhead dredge CAPTAIN FRANK started dredging 5 miles above the Head of Passes. The USACE awarded this first contract for the Ship Channel deepening to Weeks Marine on Sept. 3, 2020, and the CAPTAIN FRANK started the historic deepening tonight. The USACE ... [+]

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