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  • 17 November 2016
    Business & Finance

    Royal Navy bomb disposal experts have destroyed a Second World War German device found in Portsmouth Harbor during dredging work ahead of the arrival of HMS Queen Elizabeth. The bomb was towed out to open waters 1.5 miles east of the Isle of Wight where a controlled explosion took place at 4pm yesterday. Shipping movements […]

  • 16 November 2016
    Business & Finance

    A WWII German bomb was found at 5am this morning by a barge dredging the Portsmouth Harbor ahead of the arrival of HMS Queen Elizabeth next spring. Royal Navy bomb disposal experts have inspected the device and a plan is in place to tow it out of the harbor and destroy it in open waters […]

  • 30 September 2016
    Business & Finance

    An unexploded German World War II 500 kg bomb was found on the seabed in Portsmouth Harbor yesterday. The device was located by a barge carrying out dredging works ahead of the arrival of the Navy’s new 65,000 tonne aircraft carrier, HMS Queen Elizabeth, next spring. Royal Navy bomb disposal experts have towed the device into […]

  • 8 May 2020
    Business & Finance, Vessels

    While working on the busy waters of the Humber, ABP’s dredging team yesterday witnessed the explosion of an undiscovered World War II bomb. According to the release, UK Dredging – the dredging company owned by ABP Group – were completing routine maintenance dredging of the Humber, when they heard a loud bang and saw a […]

  • 20 January 2017
    Business & Finance

    The Royal Navy has disposed of a Second World War bomb found by a dredger operating in the Thames near Victoria Embankment. Bomb disposal experts from the Portsmouth-based Southern Diving Unit 2 were called at 7.15pm last night (Thursday) by the Metropolitan Police to London’s Westminster Bridge. The bomb was eventually towed along the Thames and out […]

  • 29 January 2017
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology, Vessels

    Dredging Today brings you an overview of the most popular stories from the past week (January 23-29, 2017).   New Contracts in India and Maldives for DEME DEME, the Belgian dredging, environmental and marine engineering group, has secured several new contracts for dredging and land reclamation works in India and the Maldives.   Experts Destroy […]

  • 22 February 2017
    Business & Finance

    One of the dredging vessels involved in the Portsmouth harbor dredging project found an unexploded Second World War device earlier this morning, Royal Navy just announced. The bomb was found by Boskalis, which has been contracted by the Defense Infrastructure Organisation (DIO) to carry out the £31 million dredging program. The harbor is currently being […]

  • 20 November 2016
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology, Vessels

    Dredging Today brings you an overview of the most popular stories from the past week (November 14-20, 2016).   Royal IHC, ANP Ink TSHD Deal Royal IHC has signed a contract for the design, construction and delivery of a 4,200m³ trailing suction hopper dredger (TSHD) with Administración Nacional de Puertos (ANP) in Montevideo, Uruguay.   […]

  • 27 November 2015
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Royal Navy bomb disposal experts destroyed a 1,500lb (680kg) German mine discovered on the seabed in The Solent today. The World War Two GD ground mine was found by a crane barge 1.5km off Southsea on Thursday while removing debris from a site being dredged next month in preparation for the arrival of the Navy’s […]

  • 6 June 2013
    Business & Finance

    On April 26, the basic and channel dredging project of Sino–Burma Crude Oil Pipeline Wharf was fully completed, 4 days earlier than the deadline of the contract period. Since its commencement, the basin and channel dredging project has been affected by bomb under water in the construction area left by WWII, crossing of channel and […]

  • 19 December 2017
    Business & Finance

    Aberdeenshire-based Aleron Subsea has deployed AUXROV subsea system as a part of a wrecks salvage project in the Atlantic Ocean. Aleron’s AUXROV was selected by James Fisher Marine and Britannia’s Gold to assist with the salvage operation, targeting wrecks that were sunk during the WWI and WWII. During both wars, some 7,500 merchant ships were […]

  • 4 December 2016
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology, Vessels

    Dredging Today brings you an overview of the most popular stories from the past week (November 28 – December 4, 2016).    Boskalis Wins EUR 120 Million Dredging Contract in Brazil Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V. has been awarded a contract by Açu Petróleo S.A. (joint venture company of Prumo Logística S.A. and Oiltanking Gmbh) for […]

  • 29 November 2016
    Business & Finance

    Part of the WWII torpedo was found today by a barge dredging the Portsmouth Harbor ahead of the arrival of HMS Queen Elizabeth next spring. The object was discovered on Hamilton Bank, at the approach to the Portsmouth Harbor, by Boskalis Westminster. The Dutch dredging company has been contracted by the Defense Infrastructure Organisation (DIO) to carry […]

  • 5 June 2013
    Business & Finance

    New streets on reclaimed land at Rous Head will be named after a former Fremantle Port Authority general manager, an early container ship and a passenger ship that became a troop carrier during WWII. The 27 hectares of land, reclaimed during the most recent Inner Harbour deepening, will be used for port-related purposes, mostly to […]

  • 8 March 2016
    Business & Finance

    Construction works on a flood-control project in Datu Salibo town in Maguindanao, which were halted due to security issues, have resumed over the weekend. According to Lt. Col. Warlito Limet, commander of the 2nd Mechanized Infantry Battalion, the construction site has been cleared of improvised bomb left by elements of Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF) […]

  • 28 November 2018
    Business & Finance

    A public lecture, led by Captain Iain Greenlees, focusing on the preparation for the arrival of HMS Queen Elizabeth, will take place next month at the University of Portsmouth. Captain Greenlees and his team will present the story of the scientific analysis and preparation for and delivery of the major capital dredge, which saw more […]

  • 2 December 2015
    Business & Finance

    Bomb experts were called to the former Swan Hunter shipyard yesterday, after the possible munition was found during the River Tyne dredging project and brought to shore. Today, police carried out a controlled detonation of the munition at Longsands beach in Tynemouth, the News Post Leader informs. “A 200 meter cordon was put in place […]

  • 30 October 2012

    Yellow Gate Police said that a three-ft-long bomb, reportedly used in World War II, was found in the sea, 6.48 nautical miles (12 km) from the Gateway of India. The oval-shaped explosive got stuck in the teeth of a dredging machine while clearing sand from the seabed on Thursday night. Due to fear of explosion, […]

  • 28 May 2020
  • 3 August 2017
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Boskalis Plastic Bomb Grid has been nominated for the IADC – International Association of Dredging Companies – Safety Award 2017. The presence of unexploded ordnance (UXO) and the high risk of explosions is a pervasive hazard to dredging activities. To minimize damage which can be caused to a hopper dredger’s drag head, a steel bomb grid is […]

  • 14 March 2018
    Business & Finance

    The team behind the preparation of the naval base for the new aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth has received a New Year’s Honor from the Royal Navy. Royal HaskoningDHV’s role has been as a member of this joint Naval Base Command, Defense Infrastructure Organisation (DIO) and Industry team preparing Her Majesty’s Naval Base Portsmouth to […]

  • 26 May 2011

    The “Pearl River” sucked a 250-kg-bomb from the bottom off the coast of Zeebrugge on May 24, 2011 at 3.50 a.m. Because of bad weather the bo… (vesseltracker) [mappress] Source: vesseltracker, May 26, 2011;

  • 5 January 2012

    An unexploded bomb thought to be left over from the American War was discovered at the bottom of Dinh Lake in Ba Dinh District’s Ngoc Ha …   (vietnamnet) [mappress] Source: vietnamnet, January 5, 2012;

  • 10 May 2020
    Business & Finance

    Dredging Today brings you an overview of the most popular stories from the past week (May 4-10, 2020).   Jan De Nul in 2019: Challenging Year for Dredging Jan De Nul Group has just released their business figures for the past year, saying that in line with previous years, 2019 remained a challenging year for international dredging […]

  • 9 July 2012

    The dredger David Church whilst operating within Dover harbor picked up what is believed to be an old World War II explosive. Dover Coastguard has been coordinating with the Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) team from Portsmouth and with the Dover Port Authority, to have the explosive taken to a remote area and detonated. Tony Chester, […]

  • 20 May 2013
    Business & Finance

    North Queensland Bulk Ports Corporation (NQBP) has finalised the Public Environment Report (PER) Supplementary Report for the Port of Abbot Point capital dredging project (iEPBC Reference Number 2011/6213). The Supplementary Report has recently been lodged with the Commonwealth Department of Sustainability: Environment, Water, Population and Communities (SEWPaC) in accordance with Section 99 of the EPBC […]