TSHD ILEMBE on Its Way to Durban
The 5,500m³ trailing suction hopper dredger (TSHD) ILEMBE, the largest of its kind that will be operating in South Africa, has just passed off the coast of Portugal and is on its way to home port in Durban.
The delivery of the TSHD to Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) will follow previously built IHC vessels, the 4,200m³ TSHD ISANDLWANA (delivered in 2010) and the grab hopper dredger ITALENI (delivered in 2014).
According to IHC, the vessel should arrive in Durban around the 12th of January.
The new dredger will be deployed to work mainly in the international seaports of South Africa, but may also be deployed elsewhere on the continent.