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 ultra-modern trailer-suction hopper dredger has been successfully used for various extraction projects.
The 13,060 tons cargo hold is suitable for a suction depth of up to 65m below surface.