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Great Lakes Honored with Safety Excellence Award

Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Corporation (GLDD) received the Signal Mutual Indemnity Association Ltd.’s Gerald H. Halpin Safety Excellence Award. The award, presented at the association’s annual members board meeting in Orlando, Florida, on January 25, honors the Signal member who exemplifies the promotion of employee safety and… Read More

Dredge Jonathon King Boyd Destroyed by Fire after Hitting Gas Pipeline in Matagorda Bay, Texas

The dredge Jonathon King Boyd was destroyed by fire on Tuesday evening, April 17 when it dropped a spud onto a gas pipeline. All 10 crew members were rescued by the good Samaritan vessel First State, belonging to Great Lakes Dredge & Dock (GLDD). The dredge, which belongs to RLB… Read More

Maj. Gen. Griffin Approves DSMP

38On November 18 Maj. Gen Robert H. Griffin Corps of Engineers director of civil works signed a letter of implementation telling the Corps Districts that a certificate from the Dredging Contractors of America Dredging Safety Management Program (DSMP) must be accepted as the operating safety program on a government contract. Dredges without a DSMP certificate must submit an accident prevention plan and comply with the Corps of Engineers Safety Manual (Publication 385-11). In the letter Maj. Gen. Robert H. Griffin directs Corps commanders to John Torgersen manager of the DSMP with any questions. Torgersen received 36 calls from Corps districts soon after the letter was issued some from people who had no information on the DSMP. He plans to hold a series of meetings around the country to acquaint the Districts with the program. Read More

PANYNJ to Consolidate 50-Foot Project

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (PANYNJ) plans to complete the 50-foot deepening project at Bergen Point in the Kill Van Kull in one step instead of the originally-planned two projects. The Port Authority proposes to piggyback its work on an existing Corps of Engineers construction project which is deepening the area from 40 to 45 feet. The plan is contingent on a Corps of Engineers permit to drill blast and dredge the approximately 1.5 million cubic yards of rock from Bergen Point. Read More

Arnoldo Gallont Dies

Arnoldo Gallont Soriano died unexpectedly on November 27 2000 at the age of 59. Long known as the hard working Great Lakes Dredge and Dock Company representative for Mexico Mr. Gallont was previously director of Grupo Protexa's (Mexico) dredging division for more than 20 years. Read More

Great Lakes Receives Hammer Award

Massachusetts Senator Edward M. Kennedy and Congressman J. Joseph Moakley Massachusetts 9th District presented the Hammer Award to Great Lakes Dredge & Docks president Doug Mackey on February 28. The ceremony took place at the Fish Pier Conference Center overlooking Boston Harbor. Read More

1999 2000 National Dredging Meetings

The Corps of Engineers National Dredging Meeting is planned for mid-May 2000 in Springfield Virginia. This annual meeting provides a forum for dredging contractors to speak directly to Corps officials. This article reports on the 1999 meeting which covered such topics as safety the New York Harbor deepening program environmental research and hydrographic surveying. Read More

Los Angeles Pier 400 Project In Stage 2

A description of the Port of Los Angeles Pier 400 project on March 11 1998 when Stage 1 was nearly complete and State 2 ready to begin. the article describes a visit to the Great Lakes Dredge and Dock Company dredge Florida and a boat trip around the project including the fill area and the breakwaters. Read More