During dredging, the crew noticed that dredged material was lost from the split hopper barge.
SUBMAR was asked to carry out an underwater investigation of the closing mechanism in the barge. About halfway into the hopper, we discovered damage of the closing mechanism over a length of more than one metre. This hole made it possible for dredged material to drain away.
Of course this damaged needed to be repaired immediately. It caused economic losses and they didn’t want to take any risk for the environment. Together with the responsible engineers, we prepared and approved a repair plan.
It took two days to weld a new nose over the damaged nose. Only a few hours after the last welding electrode was fired up, the engines could restart and dredging could be resumed.
Another satisfied customer!