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Dredger Leaking in Drogheda Port to be Refloated and Removed

13th September 2022
The veteran grab hopper dredger Hebble Sand (built 1963) at Drogheda Port
The veteran grab hopper dredger Hebble Sand (built 1963) at Drogheda Port Credit: LM FN radiowireless/facebook

In Drogheda Port a dredger that's leaking fuel into the River Boyne is to be refloated and removed.

The 'Hebble Sand', which contains hundreds of litres of diesel, partly sank below the waterline last week after spending a decade in the port.

Louth County Council has told Independent councillor Kevin Callan that the vessel will be brought back to the surface tomorrow.

It will then be brought to a different location to be dismantled at a later date.

Councillor Callan says the leak will first have to be stemmed:

As LMFM's coverage includes an audio clip on comments made by the councillor. 

Published in Drogheda Port
Jehan Ashmore

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Jehan Ashmore is a marine correspondent, researcher and photographer, specialising in Irish ports, shipping and the ferry sector serving the UK and directly to mainland Europe. Jehan also occasionally writes a column, 'Maritime' Dalkey for the (Dalkey Community Council Newsletter) in addition to contributing to UK marine periodicals. 

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