One of the World’s Trailing Suction Hopper Dredger (THSD) working round the clock is the 1975 built dredger VIKING R.
Owned by Rohde Nielsen of Copenhagen, Denmark she was built at the Netherlands by Liesbooch Staal at Nieuwegein for Boskalis Westminster Dredging as the KORAALZEE with yard number 179. In 1988 she was sold to RN, Denmark and rebuilt into THSD.
Lately this year despite the unprecedented challenges faced due to the Pandemic Disease COVID-19, the dredger VIKING R was at West Sea Viana Shipyard for mounting the bow couplings system and other minor works before completing dredging works at Tarragona, Spain.
Watermarked photos are by Capt. Lawrence Dalli. Do not use these images without my permission. © All rights reserved. Malta Ship Photos & Action Photos –www.maltashipphotos.com
Published – Friday 12th June, 2020