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New dredger

Below are drawings and photographs showing progress of the bespoke designed new tug "Mallard" and dredger barge "Teal" that have been built built for the Environment Agency. The vessels are based on an original Canal and River Trust design. The design detailing was provided by Keel Marine of Petersfield and has been built by Manor Marine of Portland, Dorset. Total project costs around £450k.
The two vessels will aid the navigation team on the Medway in their annual dredging & channel maintenance programme. The multi purpose barge will also provide lifting capabilities for dam boards and other materials. The two vessels are road transportable so can be delivered to other watercourses when required.

Yalding - 12th May 2015:

Previous drawings and build photographs:

Tug boat

Dredger/ multi purpose barge

Dec 2014 - Hull of the tug - (upside down)

December - Tug upside down

December - Tug Upside down

Jan 2015 - Overview of tug and multi purpose barge (grey coloured box on the right hand side)

Jan 2015 - Tug boat - hull 80% complete

Jan 2015 - Tug boat

Jan 2015 - Multi purpose barge - port side

Jan 2015 - Multi Purpose barge - inside the hold

Jan 2015 - Multi purpose barge - Looking at stern of barge (stern not installed)

Feb 2015 - Tug Hull 95% complete (pushing knees on the bow)

Feb 2015 - Tug Hull 95% complete

Feb 2015 - Power pack for the barge

Feb 2015 - Stern of the barge

Feb 2015 - Port side (without decking) of the barge

Feb 2015 - Wheelhouse

Feb 2015 - Front of Wheelhouse

Early March 2015 - tug overview

Early March 2015 - tug stern

Early March 2015 - barge bowthruster port

Early March 2015 - barge crane deck

Early March 2015 - barge stern

Mid March - Barge overview

Mid March tug be fitted out before painting

Mid March - Tug Wheelhouse complete and ready to fit

Mid March - inside tug wheelhouse

Mid March - hydraulic drive being fitted.

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