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Posted on: May 24, 2018

Public Notice: New Harbor Rock Blasting Operations


Pacific Pile & Marine will conduct rock removal blasting operations in the Valdez new boat harbor over the next several weeks to prepare for installation of floats later this summer.

Blasting operations will occur for short periods of time between the hours of 6:00 a.m. and
10:00 p.m., seven days per week. Most blasting will occur below the water line. Blasting mats and stemming material will be used to prevent flying rock.

As a safety precaution, flaggers will close portions of South Harbor Drive to vehicle and foot traffic during periods of active blasting.

The tug Hallie H will provide waterside support and broadcast safety warnings on VHF/FM Channel 16. Mariners, including kayakers, are advised to avoid the area during periods of active blasting.

Click to View Map of Blasting Operations in New Boat Harbor – May & June 2018

For additional information, questions about harbor blasting operations, or to subscribe to the blasting notification email list, please contact Mike Martin, Pacific Pile & Marine Project Engineer @ 206-914-9713 or

Allie Ferko, Public Information Officer
POSTED: May 24, 2018
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