Friday, February 12, 2010

Guthertz drafts strategy for coral dredging

Guthertz drafts strategy for coral dredging

Posted: Feb 08, 2010 2:15 PM
Updated: Feb 08, 2010 2:15 PM

by Nick Delgado

Guam - Senator Judi Guthertz has proposed a solution to concerns raised about the dredging of 36 acres of coral in Apra Harbor to accommodate an aircraft carrier berthing. The Democrat lawmaker has suggested that ammunition ships be moored at one of the deep draft buoys in outer Apra Harbor where maritime pre-position ships moor.

Guthertz stresses that because an aircraft carrier is not expected to spend more than 63 days a year on the island, using kilo wharf would be a better solution. "If there's an overlap between the ammunition ships that use Kilo Wharf and the carrier, then they need to take turns. Either the ammunition ships can be out in the water and stay while the carrier comes in and vise-versa," said the senator.

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