Earlier this week, Callan Marine Ltd. held a christening ceremony for the company’s newest fleet asset, the 28” cutter suction dredge named the General Bradley.
General Bradley joined Callan Marine’s CSD fleet in the ceremony which was held in Morgan City, Louisiana this Tuesday, May 17, 2022.
Right after the ceremony the new dredge headed for its first assignment, dredging of the Port Bolivar Ferry Landing for the Texas Department of Transportation.
At an impressive 341’ feet in length and 54’ feet wide, the General Bradley will have a maximum digging depth of 60 feet and a dredge pipe diameter of 28” inches.
Constructed at the Halimar Shipyard in Morgan City, LA, the diesel-electric driven General Bradley will be equipped with three ABC 12DZC engines that supply 9,260 horsepower combined. It will also feature advanced production automation and monitoring systems.
“Our commitment to service along the Gulf Coast is unmatched,” stated Maxie McGuire, President of Callan Marine. “The General Bradley demonstrates our belief in the middle-market and the need for maintenance dredging for years to come. This exciting dredge features the latest technology and expands the capabilities of Callan’s fleet substantially.”
The General Bradley will join the ranks of Callan Marine’s other dredges: the 32” General MacArthur, the 18” General Pershing, the 16” General Patton, and the 12” General Eisenhower. The 18” CSD General Marshall and trailing suction hopper dredge Admiral Nimitz remain on the construction timeline for Callan Marine as well.
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