Doris the £1m dredger

25-tonne in­vest­ment has unique ex­tend­able arm

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doris the dredger started sea tri­als at Brighton Ma­rina in east Sus­sex and ex­pects to be in ac­tion next sea­son.

de­signed by Good­child Ma­rine Ser­vices in nor­folk, the £1 mil­lion in­vest­ment mea­sures 14m and weighs 25 tonnes. the steel one-man dredger al­lows own­ers Premier Mari­nas to dredge with less dis­rup­tion to the ma­rina, one of Bri­tain’s busiest.

“doris fea­tures a unique ex­tend­able arm that can dredge be­low and be­tween bridge­heads, pon­toons and fin­gers, re­duc­ing the need to re­move pon­toon fin­gers and re­in­state berths after a dredg­ing cam­paign,” said main­te­nance man­ager rus­sell Asser.

Premier has a ten-year li­cence from the Ma­rine Man­age­ment or­gan­i­sa­tion to pump dredged ma­te­rial to the dis­per­sal site and into the ecosys­tem.

Brighton Ma­rina’s Doris the dredger

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