Donjon Marine Recovers Robert R. Woodington Dredge

Friday, July 01, 2011
Photo courtesy Donjon Marine Co.

On May 20, 2011, Donjon Marine Co., Inc. contracted with the owners of the 42-ft cutter head suction dredge Robert R. Woodington to recover the cutterhead/ladder which was buried to a depth of 100 feet as a result of an underwater cave-in that occurred while recovering sand from an in-land sand pit. The cutterhead/ladder was covered by more than 70 feet of sand and clay mix. 

Donjon’s work plan was to mobilize a sectional barge equipped with a crane capable of handling a four cubic yard digging bucket, a 10-person salvage team including five salvage divers, and air-lift and jetting equipment.  Through a combination of mechanical dredging, airlift/jetting and external lifting, Donjon was able to recover, free of damage, the cutterhead/ladder, ahead of schedule, allowing owners to quickly return the dredge to production activities.
 
“While not a typical marine environment, Donjon has again proven its ability to support the needs of the marine community with marine salvage services. Regardless of the situation, Donjon performs well under all conditions,” said John A. Witte, Jr., Executive Vice President, Donjon Marine Co., Inc.
 
Maritime Reporter July 2015 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

People & Company News

Egypt Says Finishes Work on New Suez Canal

Egypt has finished building its New Suez Canal, its overseer said on Wednesday, a project President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi sees as a symbol of national pride and

CMA CGM to Resume Service to Iran

The world's third-largest container shipping group, France's CMA CGM, said on Monday it would resume operations to Iran following the deal between Tehran and world

Obituary: Yacht Designer Jörg Beiderbeck

Jörg Beiderbeck, recognized as a figure among the world’s top megayacht designers, has passed away at the age of 69 on the evening of Sunday, August 2, at his home in Bremen-Vegesack,

 
 
Maritime Careers / Shipboard Positions Maritime Standards Naval Architecture Navigation Pod Propulsion Port Authority Salvage Ship Electronics Ship Simulators Sonar
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.1405 sec (7 req/sec)