China: Six People Missing after Dredger Sinks

The 1,700-ton sand dredger capsized and sank yesterday in the Jinmen Sea near Jinjiang City in east China’s Fujian Province, reports peopledaily.com.

The vessel, travelling from Fujian’s Putian to Xiamen, was turned over while sailing on the water area of Jinmen and nine seamen on board fell into the water.

So far, three people were rescued and six remain missing. Due to the heavy storm waves, the rescuers are having some difficulties searching for the missing people.

Dredging Today Staff, August 23, 2013; Image: ecns.cn

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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.

The program of the Congress will be devoted to the latest technologies for dredging and hydraulic engineering works. Speakers and delegates will refer to real projects to discuss specifics features of dredging works, as well as dedicated fleet and equipment involved.

To learn more about event, please, contact the organizing committee: snitko@portnews.ru

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