Broken Up – Dredger LELYSTAD – 06.10.2023

The Dutch built and owned Trailing Suction Hopper Dredger (TSHD) LELYSTAD finished her last voyage to the breakers at Aliaga, Turkey on Tuesday 6th October. She was built at IHC Merwede Scheepswerf at Hardinxveld Giessendam, Netherlands with yard number 618 as LELYSTAD for Ballast Nedam until 2001; sold to Ballast HAM Dredging until 2003 where […]

Dredging – 2003 built VOLVOX OLYMPIA

One of the famous IHC Dredging designed vessels is the 2003 built Trailing Suction Hopper Dredger (TSHD)  – VOLVOX OLYMPIA for the 1868 founded Royal Van Oord, a Dutch maritime contracting company that specializes in dredging, land reclamation and constructing man made islands. She was built at Scheepswerf v/d Giessen de Noord as yard number […]

Libyan Shipping – Dredger BENGHAZI changing ownership at Malta – 2013

One of the Italian built vessels for the Arab countries is the 2002 built trailing suction hopper dredger BENGHAZI. She was built by Costruzioni Navali SpA, Cremona, Italy as JARIF  for the National Authority for Maritime Investment, Libya Her dimensions are 82 metres length (loa), beam of 12 metres and maximum draft of 5.10 metre […]

Dredging – Former American Dredger operating in the Persian Gulf

One of the former American owned vessels operating in the Persian Gulf is the 1979 built dredger SUGAR ISLAND that she’s still in service though she’s 44 years old. She was built in 1979 by Southern Shipbuilding Corporation with yard number 119 as the Trailing Suction Hopper Dredger (TSHD) SUGAR ISLAND for the Great Lakes […]

Local Shipping – Dredger LEONE

The smallest dredger in the Maltese Islands is the Cutter Suction Dredger (CSD) LEONE. CSD are designed to dredge rock, clay, silt, and sand and use where the ground is too hard for trailing suction hopper dredgers (TSHD). Cutter Suction Dredgers dredge  mechanically by a rotating cutter head and suitable for land reclamation, deepening harbors […]

Broken Up – Offshore Tug/Supply Vessel THOR I – September 2021

The 35 year old offshore tug/supply ship THOR I was broken up in Chittagong, Bangladesh on Tuesday 21st September 2021. She was built on 1st June 1986 by Orskov Yard at Frederikshavn in Denmark as CHALLENGER III trading for 3 months where she was renamed as OIL CHALLENGER by Ocean Inchcape trading for 5 years […]

Palumbo Malta Shipyard – Dredger BREYDEL 10.06.2021 – 31.07.2021

The 2008 built Trailing Suction Hopper Dredger (TSHD) BREYDEL called at Grand Harbour, Malta on Thursday 10th June passing breakwaters at 1621 hrs coming from Abu Qir, Egypt. She berthed Port Side alongside Parlatorio Wharf and the following day on Friday 11th June at 0930 hrs she shifted 20 metres ahead assisted by tugboat SPINOLA. […]

Delivery – Sisters dredgers MAKRAN 1 + MAKRAN 2 – April 2021.

On Tuesday 16th March, 2021 the 2021 newbuilt sisters trailing suction hopper dredgers (TSHD) MAKRAN 1 and MAKRAN 2 started their delivery voyage from Schiedam, Netherlands towards Fujairah, United Arab Emirates. Both were built by ADA Shipyard at Tuzla, Turkey for IHC Shipyard and then towed to the Netherlands for completion and refitting based on […]