Dredger Sandsend Returns to Whitby

Image source: Scarborough Borough Council

The Scarborough Borough’s dredger ‘Sandsend’ has recently returned to Whitby following a period of dry docking on the Humber, overseen by the vessels master (captain) and crew, as well as the harbor master’s team.

“Periodic dry docks are a statutory requirement to allow the vessel to be inspected out of the water. They also give the team the opportunity to make any repairs that normally can’t be accessed when she is afloat,” the Scarborough Borough Council said in its latest release.

During the dry dock the ship was given a ‘lick of paint’ in areas that are normally submerged as well as the top sides.

According to the council, the dredger also received a new set of sacrificial anodes which protect the ships hull from corrosion, as well as an inspection of her entire anchor cable.

The ships return to Whitby marks the beginning of the winter dredging campaign which this year will focus on the East side of Whitby’s Upper Harbor followed by a return to Scarborough in the Spring.

Image source: Scarborough Borough Council

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

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