27 May 2019

Dredgers - It is Monday, so you're expecting a story!

Whilst cruising out of Gdansk towards the shipyards, we spotted the vessel below moored up, clearly a new craft.

A tad large for our canals, but nevertheless most impressive.  Here's a link to it in operation, and a few words about it.

Reimerswaal Dredging has just released this amazing video shot during the sea trials of their new multi-purpose 5.450m³ trailing suction hopper dredger (TSHD) DC Orisant.
The vessel was built by Royal IHC for joint venture consisting of Den Herder (Reimerswaal Dredging) and Group de Cloedt.
According to the shipbuilder, the dredger installation has been designed to dredge marine aggregates (sand and gravel) for the construction industry.
The TSHD will also be extremely suitable for performing regular dredging projects, such as maintenance dredging and beach nourishment.
The launching ceremony took place earlier this year at the IHC’s shipyard in Krimpen aan den IJssel, the Netherlands.

Would look better in purple!