Trailing Suction Hopper Dredger

A trailing suction hopper dredger designed for use in open sea and estuarial locations, UKD Marlin has the ability and manoeuvrability to dredge in confined locations such as enclosed docks.

The vessel is equipped with twin suction pipes, swell compensators, de-gassing and drag-head jets.  She has the facility to discharge via bottom doors or to pump ashore and is fitted with an underwater overflow via an adjustable weir.

All dredging equipment is manufactured by IHC, and a fully computerised control and monitoring system is installed to ensure efficient operation. Navigation guidance is by DGPS which, together with digital mapping of the dredge area, provides the Master with precision positioning.

The vessel is rquipped with VHF, MF and GMDSS communications, twin radar sets, echo sounder, radio tide guage receiver and mobile telephone, e-mail and fax links.


BuilderAppledore Shipbuilders
ClassificationBV 13/3E Deep Sea Hopper Dredger
Length Overall85.0 m
Breadth Moulded16.0 m
Draught Light3.1 m
Draught Loaded5.6 m
Gross Tonnage2,692 tonnes
Hopper Capacity2,968 m3
Suction Pipes2 No. 700 mm diameter
Max. Dredge Depth25.0 m
Main Propulsion2 x 1,080 kw
Dredge Pump600 kw
Jet Pump340 kw
Bow Thrust305 kw

Please click here for the UKD Marlin Brochure pdf