International Dredging Review

International Dredging Review

WEDA Midwest Chapter Meeting Talks Safety, Hydrographic Surveying and Sediment Analysis

The Western Dredging Association (WEDA) Midwest Chapter meeting took place in Memphis, Tennessee, from March 6 to March 8. About 70 members attended to hear presentations on safety issues, hydrographic surveying innovations and sediment analysis. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Dredge Quality Management Program and Corps district offices in… Read More

DCA Meetings and Awards Dinner Held in Washington, D.C.

The Dredging Contractors of America’s (DCA) Council for Dredging and Marine Construction Safety (CDMCS) held a series of meetings this week in Washington, D.C., including the Pipeline Task Force Meeting and its Q4 Meeting. The vision of CDMCS is striving to create an injury-free workplace for the dredging… Read More

Van Oord Wins Safety Award

Van Oord’s Debris Removal Platform has won the 2018 International Association of Dredging Contractors (IADC) Safety Award that recognizes companies demonstrating diligence in safety awareness within their profession. Van Oord was the winner among eight nominees. Read More

DSIWG Finalizing Safety Program

The new Dredging Safety Management Program (DSMP) will likely be in use by at least one dredging contractor by June 2001 if it is accepted by DCA members and the Corps of Engineers in January. The program is the dredging industrys response to inadequate safety standards which has kept dredging years behind the rest of the maritime industry in the area of safety. Participating companies will be required to submit and maintain a safety program tailored to each dredge and project hire a certified auditor to analyze their program every year and provide training for every person who works on a dredging project whether on or off the dredge itself. Read More