Tag Archives: dredger

Deep water dredger Spauwer heading up the Thames, 3 March 2020

Built in 2017, dredger Spauwer is designed for and gravel extraction from beyond the continental shelf, at depths of up to 65 metres. She is also equipped for self-discharging at…

Cap San Antonio & City of London sail down the Thames; 3 March 2020

After completing her call at DP World London Gateway, container ship Cap San Antonio is making 14 knots heading down the Thames, overtaking dredger City of London. If you enjoy…

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…

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.

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…

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

Dredger Strandway working at Newhaven, 28 December 2018

Filmed on a beautiful and calm December day, trailing suction hopper dredger Strandway working on the approach channel to the port of Newhaven; 28 December, 2018.

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.

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…

Very misty morning – 4 ships, 1 tug, one small boat; 11 April 2018

Dredger Sand Fulmar, container ship MSC Cristine, dredger Victor Horta, general cargo vessel Thebe, tug Svitzer Kent and a little angling boat appear and vanish in the late morning mist,…

Precision work – dredger Freeway picks up the shore discharge pipe, 15 Feb 2018

Precision work – dredger Freeway picks up the shore discharge pipe connection to unload another hopper-full onto the Felixstowe berth 9 infill; 15 February 2018:

Freeway pumps infill ashore at Felixstowe, 12 Feb 2018

Dredger Freeway pumps another hopper load (4,500m3) ashore to continue infilling Felixstowe’s latest expansion project – creating another massive container stack yard behind berth 9.