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Work to Stabilise Dredger Hebble Sand in Drogheda Port has Begun

16th September 2022
Work has begun in Drogheda Port to stabilise the floundering dredger Hebble Sand.
Work has begun in Drogheda Port to stabilise the floundering dredger Hebble Sand. Credit: councillorkevin.callan/facebook

Work has begun as promised by Drogheda Port Company on Monday, to stabilise the floundering Hebble Sand dredger, which began to take on water and sink in Drogheda Port last week.

The owners of the 60-year-old vessel and crews were on site at Drogheda Port from early on Wednesday morning to carry out remedial work on the ship.

A crane has also been erected to assist them in carrying this out. They will be pumping water out of the boat into IBC’s and will be sending divers down to assess what repair has to be done.

Current Harbour Master Martin Donnelly was in attendance to oversee the operation, with his replacement Laurence Kirwan.

Further details of the operation reports Irish Independent of the veteran vessel which has been idle at the port since 2014.

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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