Dredger Refloated After Accident

The 38 meter dredger Johanna Josephine almost sank last week after hitting a submerged pile near GDF Suez power plant in Wilhelmshaven, Germany.

In the morning of November 19th 2014, just as the vessel was about to unload its cargo of stones, the Johanna Josephine hit the submerged piling and started to sink.

Due to the hull breach, the Johanna Josephine began taking in water, which caused heavy listing. The vessel partially sunk, leaving only the deck excavator and the stern visible.

But thanks to the quick response of the DGzRS (German Maritime Search and Rescue Association) and water police, the leak was sealed successfully and the Johanna Josephine was refloated. The vessel was then towed to a shipyard in Wilhelmshaven for inspection and repairs.

Thankfully no one was hurt in the incident.

Dredging Today Staff

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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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