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  • 21 May 2020
    Business & Finance

    The UK Marine Accident Investigation Branch (MAIB) officials have published report on the investigation of the man overboard from the dredger Cherry Sand that resulted in one fatality in the non-tidal basin at Port Babcock Rosyth, Scotland on 28 February 2019. According to the report, on 28 February 2019, the master of Cherry Sand was […]

  • 1 May 2020
    Business & Finance

     Dredging Today team has just found this frightening video of an accident during a dredging project.  The man operating the excavator had just jumped out of the cab at the last minute. Unfortunately, equipment fails and drownings are common accidents among dredge workers. Each type of dredger uses specific machinery to perform its task. […]

  • 5 July 2019
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit Lake Charles is conducting a Marine Casualty Investigation in collaboration with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Law Enforcement Division to determine the cause of Wednesday’s vessel allision with a dredge pipeline operating on the Calcasieu River Ship Channel near Hackberry, Louisiana. The incident resulted in one […]

  • 31 May 2019
    Business & Finance

    A worker was killed yesterday after a dredge pipe fell on his head while extracting sand from the Padma River in Rooppur Nuclear Power Plant project area, 87 miles west of Dhaka.  The deceased was identified as Saiful Islam, 23, from Charjonekathi village, Patuakhali District, United News of Bangladesh (UNB) reports. According to UNB, the […]

  • 18 October 2018
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Coast Guard responded to a diesel fuel spill near Buffalo Bayou, Texas, yesterday morning.  Sector Houston-Galveston watchstanders received a report from the captain of the dredger Susan Crosby that during a fuel transfer the vessel’s tank overflowed and released an estimated 1,000 gallons of diesel fuel into the Houston Ship Channel just north […]

  • 19 April 2018
    Business & Finance, Vessels

    The U.S. Coast Guard has just released the latest update on the gas pipeline accident near Port O’Connor, TX, saying that a Unified Command consisting of Coast Guard, Texas General Land Office and RLB Contracting Inc., continues to carry out all necessary activities in response to this incident. Coast Guard Sector/Air Station Corpus Christi watchstanders received […]

  • 1 September 2016
    Business & Finance, Vessels

    The report into MAIB’s investigation of the fatal engine room fire on the suction dredger Arco Avon is now published. The accident occurred on 18 August 2015 while Arco Avon was loading a sand cargo approximately 12 miles off Great Yarmouth, UK. The fire claimed the life of the vessel’s third engineer, who was attempting to repair a failed […]

  • 13 May 2016
    Business & Finance

    Balfour Beatty Utility Solutions Limited has been fined £2.6 million after an employee was killed when the trench he was working in collapsed on him in Lancashire. On the 14 April 2010, James Sim, 32, from Barry, South Wales, who was employed as a subcontractor on behalf of Balfour Beatty, was laying ducting for new cable […]

  • 12 November 2015
    Business & Finance

    A boat propeller cut off a man’s legs below the knees after he fell into the water on Tuesday during the Port Canaveral channel dredging project. The stricken man, who’s name has not been released, was somehow able to cling to a rope and was rescued, WESH 2 News reports. Paramedics said that quick action […]

  • 22 July 2015
    Business & Finance

    A Turkish-flag sand carrier sank earlier today after colliding with another sand coaster vessel west of the Bosphorus entrance.  The accident happened around 2.30 a.m. near Riva, in the Turkish Black sea, when vessel AKEL hit another vessel, the SENGUL K, and sank shortly after the collision. Two units from the General Directorate of Coastal Safety and Turkish Coast Guards Command were dispatched […]

  • 20 May 2015
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The Marine Accident Investigation Branch (MAIB) report of the collision between dredger Shoreway and yacht Orca, 7 miles off the coast of Felixstowe, England, is now published. Investigation report into this marine accident with the loss of 1 life contains details of what happened, action taken, safety lessons and recommendations made. As a reminder, on Saturday, 8 June […]

  • 29 April 2015
    Business & Finance

    The 4-year-old daughter of a crane operator who was tragically killed in a December 2014 dredging accident will be taken care of for the rest of her life as a result of attorney Matthew Shaffer’s negotiation of a $2.5 million dollar settlement in a mere 60 days. The single father from Newport News, Va., was […]

  • 19 January 2015
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The construction works on the New Suez Canal came to a halt last weekend after the wall protecting dry basin site partially collapsed due to an overload of dredged material, reported the Suez Canal Authority today. The head of the authority, Mohab Mamish, said in the statement that the force of a drainage pipe resulted in a water leak of one of […]

  • 24 November 2014
    Business & Finance

    The 38 meter dredger Johanna Josephine almost sank last week after hitting a submerged pile near GDF Suez power plant in Wilhelmshaven, Germany. In the morning of November 19th 2014, just as the vessel was about to unload its cargo of stones, the Johanna Josephine hit the submerged piling and started to sink. Due to the hull breach, the Johanna […]

  • 10 November 2014
    Business & Finance

    The body of Floris Heeren, a 23-year-old Belgian crew member of the “Juan Sebastian de Elcano”, who died after falling off his ship Monday, November 3rd, has been recovered and brought to a funeral parlor, reported the abs-cbnnews. According to the preliminary report, Trailing Suction Hopper Dredger “Sebastian de Elcano” was docked one nautical mile from the […]

  • 15 October 2014
    Business & Finance

    Two vessels sank in Mobile Ship Channel north of Gaillard Island, Tuesday while conducting dredging operations in the area, the Coast Guard reported today. Towing vessel Miss Sammy Lee was the first on the scene of the incident and successfully managed to save both crews. There were no reported injuries. A Coast Guard Station Dauphin […]

  • 2 October 2014
    Business & Finance

    The Gulf Intracoastal Waterway was shut down for a few hours on Wednesday afternoon after a dredging vessel that had drifted into a busy shipping lane collided with a barge. According to local media, the Houston Ship Channel remained opened, but towing vessels were grinded to a halt and couldn’t travel the narrow channel that runs along […]

  • 2 April 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The U.S. Government must cover the bulk of $13.8 million in damages a pipeline owner faces after faulty Army Corps of Engineers navigational charts led to a collision, a federal judge ruled. A barge owned by Weeks Marine hit and ruptured Contango Operators’ natural gas pipeline on Feb. 24, 2010, while dredging the Atchafalaya Channel […]

  • 3 January 2014
    Business & Finance

    A male worker died in an accident at Lyons Shipyard in Norfolk on 31 December, reports wavy.com. According to Angelo Costa of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration in Norfolk, the incident occurred on a dredge barge. Further details were not immediately available and the victim’s name has not been released. [mappress] Dredging Today Staff, […]

  • 8 May 2013
    Business & Finance

    The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) were contacted to investigate an incident at the Passmore Avenue in Port Dover, reports theloop.ca. Two days ago, at approximately 7 pm, police were called to the mentioned place after receiving reports of a backhoe that had plunged into the water. The large excavator slipped off a barge while it […]

  • 4 January 2012

    A boat bound for Bacolod City was delayed after it grazed the anchor of a dredger of the Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) at the Iloilo …   By Nestor P. Burgos Jr. (inquirer) [mappress] Source: inquirer, January 4, 2012;

  • 29 September 2011

    Authorities in Grant County investigating the September 17 sinking of a dredging barge on Moses Lake have ruled out any accidental cause …   By Rob Kauder (moseslakegrantcounty) [mappress] Source: moseslakegrantcounty, September 29, 2011;

  • 9 May 2011

    Authorities are rushing to clear snarled shipping traffic and prevent accidents along the drought-stricken Yangtze River, a key route to fas… (chinadaily) [mappress] Source: chinadaily, May 9, 2011;

  • 20 April 2011

    Fatal accidents inevitably occur from time to time at construction sites. (koreatimes) [mappress] Source: koreatimes, April 20, 2011    

  • 13 May 2020
    Business & Finance

    A New York State senator is calling for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to “immediately” dredge Jones Inlet for safer navigation after a fatal boating accident on May 2, Newsday reports.  Senator Todd Kaminsky requested in a May 4 letter that the federal agency dredge the inlet that is a major waterway between Nassau […]

  • 2 February 2020
    Business & Finance, Vessels

    Dredging Today brings you an overview of the most popular stories from the past week (January 27 – February 2, 2020).   TSHD Anchorage Launched in Harlingen Thecla Bodewes Shipyards launched the 3000m³ trailing suction hopper dredger (TSHD) Anchorage in Harlingen last Friday.   Man Killed During Topsail Beach Dredging Project Town of Topsail Beach, […]