Grab Hopper Dredger
A self-propelled grab hopper dredger, Cherry Sand has been modernised with a Pulleman grab crane and equipped with a range of buckets to enable dredging in a wide variety of materials. The hopper well is fitted with a grid to avoid debris being deposited at sea, and discharges via hydraulically operated bottom doors.
The dredging crane is fitted with precise depth-indicating equipment and a computer-controlled safe-working load system to prevent accidental overload conditions.
She is equipped with DGPS and digital mapping which allows accurate dredging to be undertaken.
The vessel is fitted with all usual navigation aids, VHF, MF and mobile telephone, e-mail and fax links.
|Built||1968, modified 1994 & 1999|
|Classification||MSA Grab Hopper Dredger|
|Length Overall||62.5 m|
|Breadth Moulded||12.04 m|
|Draught Light||3.4 m|
|Draught Loaded||4.02 m|
|Gross Tonnage||1,080 tonnes|
|Hopper Capacity||765 m3|
|Max. Dredge Depth||21.0 m|
|Main Propulsion||2 x 665 kw|
|Bucket Sizes||3 cu m heavy digging
5 cu m soft digging
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