28 November 2017

The Dredging Team - Bob Hallam

The dredging team have been providing support (quite literally) to the Civil Engineering contractors carrying out the wing-wall support structure at Lower Wallbridge Lock. Our front deck is a valuable access to the steelwork and supports for the pump discharge hoses.

We can’t dredge in the main river section (Ebley to Upper Wallbridge) for several months (fish spawning), so until we transit Lower Wallbridge to Bowbridge, we rest there below the stop planks. These tricky little blighters are not easy to install or seal for a number of reasons.

Meanwhile, we’ve created an update project for the dredger hydraulics and carried out minor improvements to our support vessel Annette 2. Today Jonathan painted the stove black, ready for the winter season!