Afternoon all and welcome to the first 2024 Ships Blog. Happy New Year to you all. Quick update, we have switched off the water to the pontoons as a temporary measure in view of the up coming cold weather. This is to prevent burst pipes and wasted water. We will review this on a daily basis and if the forecast changes significantly we will act accordingly. Water will still be available on the inside waiting pontoon and at the bridgeheads. Lock closure is still scheduled to commence Monday 29th January and finish on 9th February 2024. Finally our dredging campaign will commence as soon as we have our license through from the Marine Management Organisation. We will keep you updated via this blog and email. Have a good weekend.