Wednesday, 2 April 2008


Another ship which arrived this morning and that has also recently spent time in drydock - as well as undergoing survey at A&P Tees, she had extensive steelwork renewals - was WD MEDWAY II, a regular visitor to the river when dredging is required. For most of March she was working on the River Mersey, and she has now commenced dredging the upper Clyde. WD MEDWAY II is owned by Westminster Dredging, a subsidiary of the Dutch parent company Royal Boskalis Westminster. She is a trailing suction hopper dredger built in 1976, with an overall length of 77.68 metres and a capacity for 3,513 cubic metres of spoil material. The spoil dredged up from the river bed will be dumped at the mouth of Loch Long, one of the approved dumping grounds on the Clyde.