Suez Canal celebrates arrival of CSD Hussein Tantawy VIDEO

The Suez Canal Authority (SCA) held a ceremony yesterday to celebrate the arrival of the cutter suction dredger (CSD) Hussein Tantawy.

The giant dredger came aboard the heavy load carrier Tai An Kou.

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The CSD, built by Royal IHC, is a 29,190kW heavy-duty rock dredger and will be used to maintain and improve the Suez Canal.

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The vessel, characterized by its long slender shape and high spud towers, has an overall length of 147.4 meters and can provide a maximum dredging depth of 35 meters.

SCA photo

Photo: SCA