Every idiot can load a hopperdredger to the gunwales, but to get that load safely to the discharge area, time and again; a thousand times... and to maximize that load, with minimal risks,... need some reflection.
Megadredgers an overview of newbuilding mega's and lengthened jumbo's (december 2008)
The Jones Act part I Why no foreign dredgers dredge U.S. soil ?
The Jones Act part II What does the Jones Act means for injured seaman ?
Dredging on the Westerscheldt river don't get your experience the hard way, read it here
One man operated dredgers Safe ? ? ?
Dredging- the past two decades 20 years in dredging; how everything changed
Accuracy of nautical charts ... some personal experience
"Human error in the maritime industry" book review
Crew about going to hell and come back
First time captain Do's and Dont's for newby captains
"Goryo 6 Ho" the Korean jumbo dredger
Capsizing of Rocknes damage stability, initial stability, hydrographics
Sinking of "Bowsprite" ship's strength in bad weather
Capsizing of TSHD "Nautilus" -preliminary report ship stability issues
Capsizing of "Spauwer" contact of draghead with seabed
"Rigging of Pilot Ladders" new brochure IMPA & MARISEC
USCG safety alert Watertight integrity
Vertical squat What's the deal here ?
News on Ecdis ... becomes mandatory (IMO)
Tropical cyclone avoidance "Ask your barometer ?"
Tropical cyclone predictability - an example (typhoon Nina sept. 2008)
GRIB files Meteo info onboard part I
Weatherfax Meteo info onboard part II
Internet Meteo info onboard part III
Tropical cyclones From my own experience, not from textbooks
Dredging in marginal weather conditions Pushing the weather envelope with hopperdredgers.
Windoc Incident - Story Behind YouTube’s Most Chilling Video
In August 2001 the Bulk Carrier Windoc was lined up on the Welland Canal’s Bridge 11 in Ontario Canada. After recieving the flashing amber approach light indicating that the bridge operator was aware of the vessel the captain lined up on the centerline and maintained a speed of 5 knots. Minutes later while the vessel was half way through the bridge started descending.
"Milland" - The Netherlands