Friday, 18 April 2008


Continuing to dredge the river, WD MEDWAY II was also noted passing Clydebank today, as she made her way back upstream from the dumping ground off the entrance to Loch Long. In the past, dredging of the Clyde was undertaken by a fleet of dredgers owned by the Clyde Port Authority, which used a fleet of hopper barges to take the spoil downriver. With the decline in commercial usage of the river over the years, dredging is now done on an 'as required' basis, using chartered vessels such as WD MEDWAY II. Over the past couple of weeks, as well as working in the river itself, she has also dredged King George V Dock and Rothesay Dock.