Vessel Jan De Nul Group Attacked by Armed Raiders Two Crew Members Were Kidnapped

Sunday evening, 12 September, the trailing suction hopper dredger Amerigo Vespucci of Jan De Nul Group was attacked by an armed gang. Despite actions of the captain, two crew members were kidnapped by the attackers. It concerns a Filipino and a Croatian. The origin of the armed men is unknown.

The crisis team of Jan De Nul Group met around midnight and all departments, employers, authorities and families concerned, have been informed. The company does everything to assure the safety of the crew.

Source: Jan De Nul, September 13, 2010

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3rd International Congress Hydraulic Engineering Structures and Dredging

Russia’s leading maritime industry Media Group PortNews (www.portnews.ru) holds a traditional annual Congress “Hydraulic Engineering Structures and Dredging” in Moscow. 

The two-day Congress includes the 7th International Forum of Dredging Companies and the 3rd Technical Conference “Modern Solutions for Hydraulic Engineering”.

Infrastructure development is among the real sources of Russia’s economy growth. Construction of port facilities and new hydraulic engineering structures on the country’s inland waterways constitute an essential part of all infrastructure projects. It is important to take into account the best international practices to implement these projects effectively.

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