Dredger The Spauwer anchors off Cliftonville

The Spauwer Photo John Horton

A large vessel spotted off the coast at Cliftonville is suction hopper dredger The Spauwer.

The 142,80 metre vessel is owned by Den Herder- Seaworks, and was built in 2017. It stopped at anchor by the Cliftonville Lido yesterday (February 23).

The Spauwer Photo John Horton

The ultra-modern trailer-suction hopper dredger has been successfully used for various extraction projects.

Photo Mark Stanford

The 13,060 tons cargo hold is suitable for a suction depth of up to 65m below surface.

2 Comments

  1. Why couldn’t if have anchored in Ramsgate for free and carried out the dredging. It might have come up with some treasures …….Like the fake Sheik.

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