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Ryba Marine Contracted to Dredge Lake St. Clair

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Detroit District has awarded a $813,650 contract to Ryba Marine Construction Company of Cheboygan, Michigan, to dredge channels in Lake St. Clair. Beginning next summer, Ryba will dredge approximately 53,000 cubic yards of sand, silt and organic material from the channel. Read More

Ukrainian Sea Ports Authority Seeks a New Dredge

The Delta-Pilot branch of SE “Ukrainian Sea Ports Authority” announced a tender for the procurement of a new self-propelled dredge. The vessel will increase the capacity of the USPA’s own fleet and will be used for dredging works in the seaports of Ukraine. “The new modern dredger will significantly increase the… Read More

IADC’s Young Author Award to Be Presented at WODCON XXII

The International Association of Dredging Contractors (IADC) is again holdings its Young Author Award for authors under the age of 35 who are presenting their own papers at WODCON XXII (World Organization of Dredging Associations Conference). The award is designed to stimulate the promotion of new… Read More

WEDA Midwest Chapter Seeking Abstracts for March Meeting

The Western Dredging Association (WEDA) Midwest Chapter meeting will be held from March 6 to 8 in Memphis, Tennessee, at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Memphis. Abstracts are now being accepted from individuals and companies wishing to present at the meeting. The topics highlighted at this year’s event will… Read More

Panama Canal Breaks Record for Tonnage in 2018

The Panama Canal closed its 2018 fiscal year (October 1, 2017 to September 30, 2018) with a record tonnage of 442.1 million Panama Canal tons (PC/UMS), which represents a 9.5 percent increase from the previous year. This surpasses the projection of 429.4 million PC/UMS tons for 2018 and the 403.8… Read More

Swathe Services Holds Training Session for Hydrographic Surveyors

In September, Swathe Services ran a Multi-Beam Echo-Sounder (MBES) and mobile laser training course for hydrographic surveyors from their headquarters in Cornwall. Attendees from throughout the United Kingdom received hands-on training on-board the MV Tiger Lilly based at Mylor Harbour. The five-day course covered installation, calibration, operation, data gathering and… Read More

WRDA Is Signed Into Law

The Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) of 2018, included as title I of the America’s Water Infrastructure Act of 2018 (S. 3021), was signed into law on October 23. The new law will provide for investment in harbor, waterway, flood protection and other water infrastructure improvements throughout the country. The bipartisan… Read More