Submarine cables transformed into seismic network

An international team of geoscientists led by the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) has used fibre-optic communications cables stationed at the bottom of the North Sea as a giant seismic network, tracking both earthquakes and ocean waves.  The project […]

Removing unexploded ordnance for dredging works

Dredging and reclamation works are often interrupted by unexploded ordnance (UXO). This is especially an issue encountered around the North and Baltic seas, but also in lakes, rivers, and land. According to Germany’s Fraunhofer Institute for Chemical Technology, there […]

Beached dredger off India’s west coast causes environmental concerns

Trailing suction hopper dredger (TSHD) Bhagvati Prem has been beached on Surathkal Beach in Mangalore, India, since 31 October 2019. According to Indian newspaper The Hindu, the vessel was anchored by New Mangalore Port Trust (NMPT) when it terminated a contract with the dredger’s owner, India-based shipping company Mercator. During […]

Dredger of the month: Willem van Oranje

Willem van Oranje will be the first dredging vessel in the world to operate on 100% biofuel oil. The sulphur-free sustainable residual fuel consists of used cooking oil and no fossil fuels Her Majesty Queen […]