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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

CDMCS Quarterly Meeting in Washington, D.C., Welcomes New Stakeholders

The Council for Dredging and Marine Construction Safety¬†(CDMCS) held its quarterly meeting in Washington, D.C., on February 7, with an excellent turnout from both the industry and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The agenda was dynamic and forward-leaning addressing hot topics with a variety of key stakeholders,… 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

Board Reports on Dave Blackburn Fire

This is a summary of events on October 23 1996 in which a fire engulfed the Dredge Dave Blackburn working in Tiger Pass Louisiana. It was distributed by the National Transportation Safety Board to the WEstern Dredging Association who was asked to inform its member of the events in an effort to increase safety awareness. Read More