Tag Archives: dredging

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…

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 ….

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 Barent Zanen in Harwich approach channel Dec 2017

Trailing Suction Hopper Dredger Barent Zanen heading back towards Felixstowe after dumping her spoil offshore, on 13 December, 2017:

Dredger HAM 316 at work as Cosco Shipping Himalayas passes, 11 Sept 2017

The dredger HAM 316 commenced maintenance dredging of the Harwich Haven berths and approaches around the 8th September 2017, continuing for a period of approximately 12 days.

Dredger HAM 316 sailing loaded from Felixstowe, 26 August 2016

Trailing Suction Hopper Dredger HAM 316 taking out another load of spoil during Felixstowe’s regular dredging programme, 26 August 2016.

Dredger Barent Zanen working at Felixstowe, 8th April, 2016

Trailing Suction Hopper Dredger Barent Zanen, working around berth 9 at the Port of Felixstowe, 8th April, 2016:

Dredgers Ham 316 & Willem van Oranje working at Felixstowe

Suction dredger Ham 316 and hopper dredger Willem van Oranje at work at Felixstowe, 30th June 2015. Includes Willem van Oranje gear deployment.

Dredger and hoppers working at Felixstowe, 24 April 2015

Backhoe dredger Manu Pekka, hoppers and tug working on the new 190 metre quay extension at Felixstowe:

ABP Southampton completes £40M dredge

ABP’s Port of Southampton has now completed a £40M dredge programme which will allow the world’s largest ships to access the Southampton Container Terminal with a draught of 15.5 metres.

Dredger Shoreway working at Felixstowe, 6th June, 2014

Royal Dutch Boskalis trailing suction hopper dredge Shoreway, IMO 9420344, working at Felixstowe preparing for the start of construction of the finger quay extension, due to start construction summer 2014

Chastine Maersk & dredger Shoreway at Felixstowe, 4th June 2014

Chastine Maersk arriving at Felixstowe, as dredger Shoreway is steaming out with another load of spoil for the North Sea, Wednesday 4th June, 2014