The Environment Agency will next April receive two new vessels that will aid the navigation team on the Medway in their annual dredging & channel maintenance program.
New tug and dredger barge, being built for the Agency, are based on an original Canal and River Trust design.
The design detailing was provided by Keel Marine of Petersfield and is now being built by Manor Marine of Portland, Dorset.
The multi purpose barge will also provide lifting capabilities for dam boards and other materials. The two vessels are road transportable so can be delivered to other watercourses where required.
Total project costs is around £400k.
Dredging Today Staff