Dredger crew saved sailor off Lincolnshire
A 57-year-old Dutch sailor was rescued by the "HAM 316" off the Lincolnshire coast. The vessel was at anchor just after 4 a.m. on May 4, 2018, when a man in a yacht who was distressed and unwell required assistance. The crew took the man onboard their vessel and called the Coastguard, who sent out an RNLI Lifeboat from Skegness and a rescue helicopter from Humberside Airport. The man was taken to Boston Pilgrim Hospital by helicopter at around 7 a.m. The lifeboat towed the man’s yacht to Grimsby Port where he was later reunited with it. Report with photos: https://lincolnshirereporter.co.uk/2018/05/sailor-rescued-off-lincolnshire-coast/
Dredging under way for Liverpool2
The Liverpool2 container terminal has taken an important step closer to realisation with the arrival of Dutch dredging contractor Van Oord’s 9,535m³ trailing suction hopper dredger HAM 316, that has started dredging the River Mersey estuary.
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The "HAM 316" lost an anchor at Medem Roads while dredging on the Elbe on Apr 18, 2010. Connected to the anchor were 5 shackels chain (1 shackle = 27,432 m). The Cuxhaven-based tug "Wulf 7" (IMO: 9360582) on Apr 20 was fitted out to raise the lost anchor gear with a weight of on the whole 21 tons. After the anchor was successfully raised, it was lifted onto a truck of the Plambeck company and transported to Empting where it is to be re-united with the "HAM 316" which actually remains berthed at Cuxhaven.Upload News