Category Archives: Dredgers

Dredger James Cook sails for the dumping ground 3 February 2020

After another dredging run along the main channel at Felixstowe, dredger Trailing Suction Hopper Dredger James Cook heads out towards the Sunk area, where the spoil is dumped. If you…

Dredger James Cook drops her gear and goes to work, 4 February 2020

1992-built dredger James Cook returns to Felixstowe to start her next dredging run, dropping her gear and starting to dredge in the main Harwich Harbour entrance channel. If you enjoy…

Shipping TV News Roundup, 1 December 2019

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STV News Roundup, Sunday 17 November 2019

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Suction dredger HAM 316 working off the port of Felixstowe; 13/11/19

Dredger Ham 316 arrives back at Harwich Harbour on another dredging run on the approaches to berth’s 8&9 at the port of Felixstowe.

How it works: Tug Bommel plough dredging at Felixstowe, 12 November 2019

Plough dredging isn’t a recognisable activity unless you know what you’re looking at – but it is vital to most ports and harbours. Here’s a quick run-down.

Dredging on Cooking Oil: Dredger Willem van Oranje becomes first cooking-oil fueled ship . . .

After carrying out tests over a period of time, dredging company Boskalis have decided to operate one of their ships, Willem van Oranje, on waste cooking oil. This simple action…

Dredger Sand Falcon arrives for Harwich; 17 September 2019

1998-built trailing suction hopper dredger Sand Falcon arrives at Harwich Harbour on the bright morning of 17 September 2019, to go alongside at Harwich Navyard.

Shipping TV milestone: 14,000 Subscribers, 5.5 million views, 1,500 clips!

A Huge thank-you from Chris to all our subscribers and viewers as we exceed totals of 14,000 subscribers, 5.5 million views and 1,500 video clips on shipping TV – and…

Shipping TV Shipping & Logistics NEWS, Friday 21 June 2019

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Water injection dredger Jetsed leaves Gt Yarmouth, 14 May 2019

Designed to disturb sediment so tidal forces can remove it, water injection dredger Jetsed leaves Great Yarmouth river entrance to head round to the outer harbour to begin work ….

Small vessels at Harwich Harbour, 6 May 2019

Large ships get all the attention in busy ports, but small craft like the multicat/plough dredger UKD Sealion are essential to maintain the harbour and fairways in safe and navigable…

Dredger HAM 316 at work at Felixstowe, 26 April 2019

Keeping the navigation channels and the berths clear and at the correct depth is a never-ending job – so Trailing Suction Hopper Dredgers like HAM 316 find frequent employment collecting…

Plough dredger Teddy at work, 25 April 2019

Maintaining the required depth of water is vital for a busy port handling some of the world’s largest ships, and the plough’s task is to even out irregularities on the…

Shipping TV NEWSCLIPS, 17 April 2019

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Dredger Sospan Dau working near berth 9, Felixstowe, 9 April 2019

Trailing Suction Hopper Dredger Sospan Dau carrying out maintenance dredging off the berths 8 and 9 quay at Felixstowe on the afternoon of 9 April 2019

Hopper dredger CHARLEMAGNE outbound from Ipswich 30/11/18

101m length hopper dredger Charlemagne passes through Harwich Harbour after making a short visit to the port of Ipswich. Filmed by Paul Hiett.

Barent Zanen at work, 19 November, 2018

Trailing Suction Hopper Dredger Barent Zanen has returned to work at Felixstowe, carrying out maintenance dredging of the Harwich Haven berths and approaches until around the end of November 2018.

Dredgers City of Cardiff & Welsh Piper pass Portishead, 18 October 2018

Filmed from Battery Point, Portishead, Trailing Suction Hopper Dredgers City of Cardiff and Welsh Piper head downstream.

A quick plough and dredge for berth 9; 3 Sept 2018

Forth Drummer hauls a plough alongside Felixstowe’s berth 9 to clear a build-up of silt, followed by dredger Barent Zanen, in the brief interval between Edith Maersk and MSC Anna…

At work in the Harbour, Svitzer Deben & Barents Zanen; 29 – 30 August 2018

A look at one of Felixstowe’s Svitzer fleet, Svitzer Deben, hustling back to the pontoon on the 29 August, and dredger Barents Zanen, making one of her regular visits to…