The "Goryo 6 Ho" is a remarkable dredger, typically for the investment attitude of some Asian dredging companies.
The vessel is owned by Hyundai Engineering & Contsruction, South-Korea.
The "Goryo 6 Ho" was originally a Panamax bulkcarrier, converted in a trailer dredger in 2001, and equiped with IHC standard components.
Since then, this vessel has been a common sight on major dredging projects in Singapore and the Middle East.
The ship is single-screw, single rudder. It lacks the good manoeuvrability of purpose-built dredgers.
The size of the dredging installation is also sub-standard for this vessel size, resulting in long loading times and limited capabilities.
But the evssel carries 27.000 m3 of sand, and that makes it a welcome relief in today's dredging market, which is short in capacity, facing the giant projects in the Persian Gulf.
Deck - overview
Forward discharge pump
Deck, entrance to pumproom