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  • 6 April 2016
    Business & Finance, Vessels

    USACE’s hopper dredger McFarland returned home to Philadelphia this weekend after completing urgent dredging assignments for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ New Orleans and Wilmington Districts. The dredger was recently deployed for an emergency dredging assignment in Wilmington Harbor, Outer Ocean Bar, Baldhead Shoal Channel. The McFarland had completed her first emergency call out […]

  • 22 February 2016
    Business & Finance, Vessels

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ hopper dredger McFarland continues to remove shoaling from sediment that January floods brought south in the Mississippi River’s Southwest Pass. McFarland was deployed on short notice, making part of the Army Corps of Engineers’ ready reserve for rapidly emerging requirements like this one. The USACE, Philadelphia District, has released this […]

  • 11 May 2015
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology, Vessels

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Philadelphia District, has posted this beautiful photo of their hopper dredger McFarland, working on the Mississippi River. “Our own dredger McFarland has been busy conducting emergency dredging on the Lower Mississippi River for the past month. The dredger was called upon because high stages are impacting navigation,” USACE said. One […]

  • 14 May 2012

    The Dredge McFarland, a 300-foot-long hopper dredge owned and operated by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, will be open for tours May 19 at Penn’s Landing from noon to 6 p.m. The free tours are part of Delaware River Day, an annual event dedicated to safe boating and waterway preservation. Sponsored by the Delaware […]

  • 18 March 2019
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology, Vessels

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Philadelphia District’s medium hopper dredger McFarland, based out of Fort Mifflin in Philadelphia, returned home on March 14 after completing an emergency dredging mission in the Southwest Pass of the Mississippi River, 90 miles south of New Orleans. The McFarland, one of four USACE owned and operated deep-draft dredging vessels, arrived […]

  • 24 April 2020
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Philadelphia District’s deep-draft hopper dredger McFarland is back home at Fort Mifflin after undergoing extensive repairs in Norfolk, VA. According to USACE’s latest announcement, the dredger will soon be working again on the Delaware River. One of four oceangoing hopper dredgers owned and operated by the U.S. Army Corps […]

  • 24 March 2016
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders, Vessels

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers trailing suction hopper dredge “McFarland” was once again deployed for its second call out of the fiscal year 2016 for an emergency dredging assignment. The dredge was assigned to the Wilmington Harbor, Outer Ocean Bar and Baldhead Shoal Channel. The crew of “McFarland” recently completed a 45 day urgent dredging tour at […]

  • 11 September 2019
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Philadelphia District has just announced that the repair works are continuing on their oceangoing hopper dredger McFarland at the Colonna’s Shipyard in Norfolk, Virginia. According to USACE, these works involve drydocking, hull painting, pump repairs, steel replacement and a number of other repairs and general maintenance. Designed by the […]

  • 30 June 2015
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Congressman Patrick Meehan yesterday joined Representative Donald Norcross for a tour and inspection of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Dredger McFarland, a 300-foot-long deep-draft hopper dredge on the Delaware River. The McFarlandis is conducting dredging operations to deepen the Delaware River’s shipping channel from 40’ to 45’. “Pennsylvania’s workers can compete with anyone in the […]

  • 18 January 2012

    Called to Morehead city to remove hazardous shoaling, a dredge owned by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers wound up responding to an emergency of a different sort early on the morning of Martin Luther King Day. Crew members of the Dredge McFarland rescued a boater who had reportedly been floating in 48 degree water […]

  • 13 April 2018
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders, Vessels

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Wilmington District, today presented a couple of photos of the Morehead City dredging operations. The standby dredge vessel McFarland, owned and operated by the Army Corps Philadelphia District, is putting finishing touches to the works. According to USACE, the McFarland is nearly finished with its project in the Morehead City shipping channel. […]

  • 30 April 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology, Vessels

    The dredger “McFarland” recently cruised down the Elizabeth River in Norfolk, Virginia. The ‘Mac’ is one of four U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ hopper dredges. It conducts emergency and national defense dredging as well as planned projects in the Delaware River and Bay. [mappress] Dredging Today Staff, April 30, 2014

  • 12 May 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology, Vessels

    The dredger “McFarland” recently cruised down the Elizabeth River in Norfolk, Virginia. The “Mac” is one of four U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ hopper dredgers. It conducts emergency and national defense dredging as well as planned projects in the Delaware River and Bay. [mappress] Dredging Today Staff, May 12, 2014

  • 13 February 2019
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Philadelphia District’s medium hopper dredger McFarland has been activated and deployed to do emergency dredging in the Mississippi River’s Southwest Pass, USACE said in its latest announcement.  According to the release, the Mac will be conducting urgent dredging operations at the mouth of the Mississippi River in the following […]

  • 20 May 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology, Vessels

    Lieutenant General Thomas P. Bostick, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Commanding General and the Chief of Engineers, recently toured the Philadelphia District and met with leadership, staff, student interns, and the crew of the dredger “McFarland”. Bostick discussed challenges and opportunities in a town hall meeting at the District Headquarters in the Wanamaker Building. He […]

  • 28 July 2011

    Dredging of the channel at Tyler’s Beach is expected to begin in about 18 months, with the actual process taking about two weeks…   By Diana McFarland (smithfieldtimes) [mappress] Source: smithfieldtimes, July 28, 2011;

  • 2 June 2015
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Philadelphia District, has just announced that after 62 days of work their hopper dredger McFarland successfully completed emergency dredging operations on the Southwest Pass of the Mississippi River. The ‘Mac’, one of four oceangoing hopper dredgers owned and operated by the Army Corps, was called upon because high stages […]

  • 28 May 2020
  • 25 April 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Lt. Gen. Thomas P. Bostick, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Commanding General and the Chief of Engineers, toured the Philadelphia District and met with leadership, staff, student interns, and the crew of the Dredge McFarland during an April 23 visit. Bostick discussed challenges and opportunities in a town hall meeting at the District Headquarters in […]

  • 15 February 2013

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Philadelphia District, is soliciting offers under Request for Quotation No W912BU-13-T-0013 for removal of existing pipe section and to fabricate and install new pipe section in hopper area of the Dredge McFarland located at Fort Mifflin Project Office, Philadelphia, PA. Award will be made to the lowest responsible offeror. […]

  • 3 March 2016
    Business & Finance

    The president’s budget for fiscal 2017 includes roughly $123.8 million in gross discretionary funding for the Civil Works program of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Philadelphia District. Along with an updated total of $128.1 million included in the recently released USACE work plan for fiscal 2016, this funding allows Philadelphia District to continue to […]

  • 23 July 2018
    Business & Finance

    Maj. Gen. Jeffrey L. Milhorn assumed command of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ North Atlantic Division from out-going commander Maj. Gen. William H. Graham during a ceremony at Fort Hamilton on July 20.  The U.S. Army’s 54th Chief of Engineers Lt. Gen. Todd Semonite, officiated and performed the symbolic transfer of the division colors […]

  • 1 June 2017
    Business & Finance

    U.S. Senator Thad Cochran, chairman of the Senate Committee on Appropriations, yesterday announced the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will allocate an additional $67.5 million in FY2017 appropriations funding to support flood control, navigation and other projects throughout Mississippi. The additional $67.5 million brings total Army Corps funding in the state to more than $136.9 […]

  • 7 May 2013
    Business & Finance

    The states of Pennsylvania and New Jersey are not the only two entities brought together by the Delaware River. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Philadelphia District and the Independence Seaport Museum are as well. Both share a common interest in the river and have in recent months joined in a number of efforts to […]

  • 6 February 2013
    Business & Finance

    After the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers failed to make timely progress on resolving a gap in the Mississippi River levee, Missouri’s Senators Roy Blunt and Claire McCaskill are working to bring all stakeholders together to find a solution. The St. Johns Bayou […]

  • 17 June 2014
    Business & Finance

    Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee has published its report into the winter floods of 2013-14 as HC 240, First Report of Session 2014-15. The Government must not neglect maintenance of flood defences and watercourses if homes, businesses and farmland are to gain better protection against future flooding risk, warn MPs today in a report […]