W. D. Fairway

KEITH SEVILLE
31st July 2007, 12:47
I have heard a lot lately about the collision of the subject vessel with
another vessel which has resulted in the W.D.Fairway being declared a
total loss.
Can any members confirm if the vessel has been sold yet as not much
information seems to be available.

Best wishes
Keith

gdynia
31st July 2007, 13:37
Keith

Just do a google search with Dredger W.D.Fairway and theres alot of info on her

KEITH SEVILLE
3rd August 2007, 12:00
Gydnia.
Thanks for your reply.
I have looked through google on W.D.Fairway and there is a lot of interesting information on the ship.
Trying to establish although the ship has been declared a constructive total
loss, if she will be repaired or will she be sold for breaking.
Any information from other members would be appreciated.

Thanks/Regards
Keith

gdynia
3rd August 2007, 12:25
Keith
She is a total loss we work here with her owners on a joint dredging project and a result of a phone call gave me the answer

KEITH SEVILLE
9th August 2007, 11:40
Gydnia.
Thanks again for your reply.
I am trying to find out what is happening to her next?
Although I read shipping journals regularly cannot find any more info about
her.
Hope somebody can confirm what is happening to her.

Thanks
Keith

gdynia
9th August 2007, 11:45
They are talking about cutting her up in situ once insurance is sorted out

KEITH SEVILLE
14th August 2007, 11:11
Thanks Gdynia for your reply.
Would be most interested to hear from you on any further developments
on the W.D.Fairway.

Best wishes
Keith

Thamesphil
23rd August 2007, 10:38
Guys,

We have just received the following info here:

rom Dredging News Online......

Fairmount awarded tow of W D Fairway to Thailand
Contracts & Tenders - August 10, 2007

Dutch dredging company Royal Boskalis Westminster has awarded towage company Fairmount a contract to tow the trailing suction hopper dredger WD Fairway from China to Thailand, where the vessel will be repaired.

The dredger, which was holed amidships in a collision with the container vessel MSC Joanna in China, will be the maiden tow for Fairmount Expedition.

The vessels are currently en route and due to arrive in Thailand on or about August 13th.

Cheers,
Phil

Robertus
24th August 2007, 22:19
According to an official announcement by Boskalis yesterday, it is still not decided if the vessel will be declared a "total loss."

KEITH SEVILLE
30th August 2007, 11:54
Thanks for all your assistance on the W.D.FAIRWAY.
It seems Bos Kalis are undecided if the vessel should be repaired and brought
back into service or otherwise scrapped!
Would appreciate when we hear of a final decision on her.

Regards Keith

gdynia
30th August 2007, 12:06
Keith
The Dredger is now in Thailand and a official statement is due shortly

KEITH SEVILLE
30th October 2007, 12:44
Can anybody give me an update on the situation with the W.D.FAIRWAY
as it is some months since any statement was made?

Best wishes
Keith

KEITH SEVILLE
8th November 2007, 12:47
Does anybody have any more news on the future of the W.D.Fairway please?

Thanks
Keith

KEITH SEVILLE
18th January 2008, 10:58
Does anybody have any more news on the W.D.Fairway please??
Is she being repaired to go back into service or is she a constructive total
loss as it appeared last year??

Best wishes
Keith

KEITH SEVILLE
20th February 2008, 12:23
Can anybody give me an update on the W.D.Fairway please as it is now 6 months since any information was advised?
Is she coming back into service or not?

Thanks

Keith

gdynia
20th February 2008, 12:26
Keith

I was talking to Boskalis yesterday the vessel is still in Thailand and no definite decision has been made yet though as per usual rumours abound

KEITH SEVILLE
20th February 2008, 12:36
Thanks Gdynia for your quick response.
Would greatly appreciate if you have any more news in the coming weeks.

Best wishes
Keith

archway
19th April 2008, 10:50
I was Master of a Westminster dredger W.D.Fairway back in the 1960's, the one you are discussing here must be a later version. Archway

KEITH SEVILLE
19th April 2008, 13:20
Archway

Thanks your response it is the current W.D.Fairway I was requesting further info about. Gdynia has been very helpful and I'm waiting for a further update on her current position. As he says she is in Thailand at the moment.
Very interested to communicate with you as I used to watch your vessel dredging off Bromborough regularly in the seventies.
She was a fine looking vessel and did some sterling work on the Mersey!

Best wishes
Keith

Degzie
2nd July 2008, 14:08
Hi, i have heard in the last couple of days that Bos Kalis are to repair the WD Fairway. They have come to an agreement with the insurance company to buy her back. This is because they have missed their slot to have a new jumbo trailer built in the couple of years this is due to the delays in the insurance company paying out. I believe that a survey has to be done on the engines over the next couple of months, as they were not preseved. cheers degzie

KEITH SEVILLE
2nd July 2008, 17:03
Degzie

Thanks also for an update on W.D.Fairway.
Looks as though she will be returned into service after the dust has settled!!

Best Regards
Keith

stockie
16th September 2008, 00:18
Hi, I think this web site should help you on the Fairway.go to www.theartofdredging.com/fairway.htm,hope this helps you,
stockie.

KEITH SEVILLE
16th September 2008, 07:53
Stockie

Thanks very much, have gone into the website you mentioned and there are some very good photos of the Fairway after the collision.
Would of course be very interested to know what becomes of her.

Best Regards
Keith

Goya
8th September 2009, 17:02
For those still interested in the destiny of the WD Fairway, I just read this on "Dredging news Online":
Mega dredger WD Fairway for sale after conclusion of legal proceedings

News - September 7, 2009

Following a final Court Order, the mega trailing suction hopper dredger WD Fairway is now being offered for prompt sale by the underwriters exclusively through
Clarksons Offshore.

Having sustained collision damage in March 2007, the vessel is now available for inspection in Thailand.
http://www.sandandgravel.com/news/article.asp?v1=12069

KEITH SEVILLE
9th September 2009, 09:46
Goya

Thanks very much for the update on W.D.FAIRWAY.
It's been a long time for the legal profession, to make a decision about her.
If you hear of any further developments would be grateful if you can put
further update on this site.

Best Regards
Keith

KEITH SEVILLE
2nd January 2010, 15:06
Its now been four months since W.D.Fairway was put up for sale.
Does anybody know if there has been any further developments in her sale please.

Regards
Keith

KEITH SEVILLE
3rd March 2010, 16:28
Last I heard about the W.D.Fairway was that she was being put up for sale, that was about six months ago.
Can any of our members give me any update on her please.

Regards
Keith

KEITH SEVILLE
26th June 2010, 12:28
Its been a long time now.
Can any of our dredgermen give me any infortmation at all on the status of the W.D.Fairway please ???

Regards
Keith

Degzie
1st November 2010, 14:48
Hi
I have found a recent survey report on the Fairway. She is up for sale for Eur60 million euros and they reakon it will cost 65 million euros to get her up to her pre collision condtion. WD Fairway is up for sale with Dredgebrokers .com follow the attached link to read the survey report.
http://www.dredgebrokers.com/Dredges_Hopper/101026-DS/Complete-Report.doc
also found another link advertising her sale from today
http://www.dredgingtoday.com/2010/11/01/dredge-brokers-llc-announces-availability-of-the-hopper-dredger-w-d-fairway/


Degzie

KEITH SEVILLE
1st November 2010, 19:57
Degzie.

Thanks for all the information relating to W.D.Fairways current status.
Have been reading through the report and it appears, it would be more expensive to repair and put her back into service.
Will be interested to see what her final outcome will be.

Regards
Keith

Reef Knot
1st November 2010, 20:57
Hey Keith. You seem to have an unusual interest in this vessel - do you mind telling what it is that attracts your interest?

Cheers!

Ken.

stockie
1st November 2010, 23:01
I have heard a lot lately about the collision of the subject vessel with
another vessel which has resulted in the W.D.Fairway being declared a
total loss.
Can any members confirm if the vessel has been sold yet as not much
information seems to be available.

Best wishes
Keith

Hi Keith,Go to web page Dredgingtoday for latest on the W D Fairway,
all the best,
stockie.

KEITH SEVILLE
2nd November 2010, 09:19
Ken

Have always been interested in the vessels belonging to Westminster Dredging/
Bos Kalis since I was a young boy.
I used to see and watch them working on the Mersey regularly.

Regards
Keith

Reef Knot
2nd November 2010, 09:34
Ken

Have always been interested in the vessels belonging to Westminster Dredging/
Bos Kalis since I was a young boy.
I used to see and watch them working on the Mersey regularly.

Regards
KeithWell, that certainly qualifies you as an enthusiast! :)

Enjoy!

Take care.

Builder.J
6th January 2011, 13:41
The W.D.FAIRWAY is sold at Boskalis ,her former owners. ???

Best Regards B.J.

KEITH SEVILLE
6th January 2011, 14:47
Thanks B.J. for your info.
Do you know who she has been sold to please ????

Best Regards
Keith

chadburn
6th January 2011, 15:16
A&P on the Tees presently have what they call their bread and butter work in, those are the "Sand Harrier" and "Arco's Humber&Avon"

Builder.J
16th January 2011, 17:00
W.D. FAIRWAY. is back by Boskalis sins 31-10-2010 a last minute buy . Info from a retired employee at the Headoffice of Boka.
Best regards. B.J.

KEITH SEVILLE
17th January 2011, 07:44
Builder.J

Thanks for the information.

Regards
Keith

John Strikkers
6th February 2011, 15:23
I got an email today from a friend who works at Wartsila Schiedam Netherlands
and does main engine inspection at this moment on board WD Fairway . Location is still the navy shipyard at Sattahip . It is true that Boskalis bought back the vessel from the last owner (insurance) he tells me . There are busy making a total quotation for repairs . Repair will be done in Thailand or in Singapore .

Regards John

KEITH SEVILLE
6th February 2011, 18:56
Hi John.

Thanks for the update.

Regards
Keith

Degzie
17th October 2011, 14:01
Hi All
I see that the WD Fairway is back on the BKW fleet list. Anyone know if she is back working yet?
Degzie

KEITH SEVILLE
17th October 2011, 15:31
Hi Degzie,

I noticed that as well.
Still trying to find out something about the Sospan. That too is still on their
list. Westminster said they were sure that Bos Kalis had sold her on.
Have sent 3 emails to Bos Kalis and so far over last 2 weeks but they haven't even acknowledged any.
Do you have any contacts in Bos Kalis??

Regards
Keith

Degzie
18th October 2011, 09:17
Hi Keith
I will see what I can do
degzie

KEITH SEVILLE
18th October 2011, 11:10
Hi Degzie,

Thanks for that, I'm sure that somebody knows whats happened to
Sospan.

Regards
Keith

Degzie
20th October 2011, 20:23
Hi Keith
Update about WD Fairway from Holland. The Fairway is being kept completely out of the public eye over her repair progress also within Boskalis nobody knows what is happening at this time.
Degzie

KEITH SEVILLE
20th October 2011, 21:29
Thanks Degzie, its a question of watch this space!!

Best Regards
Keith

oceaan_7
15th January 2012, 21:31
The W.D. Fairway is at the moment under repairs in Thailand! She will be up and running again at the beginning of 2013!

Best Regards

KEITH SEVILLE
16th January 2012, 06:42
Thanks for the information Oceean 7.

Best Regards
Keith

Degzie
16th January 2012, 09:18
Interesting you could built a complete new dredger the time it is taking to repair the Fairway!
Degzie

oceaan_7
16th January 2012, 19:11
@Degzie.
You're totally right! But repairing the Fairway is way cheaper then build a complete new vessel and Boskalis choose for the cheaper way of rebuilding the Fairway. Thats why they do the repairs in Thailand.
There was also an option to tow the Fairway to Singapore and repair it over there, then the Fairway would be ready half of 2012. But that's more expensive.

regards

tony Allard
2nd May 2012, 13:41
very strange for it to take 12 months to repair the W.D. Fairway. i reckon it would be done quicker if it were back at her home in the Netherlands.

Degzie
2nd May 2012, 23:55
I agree with you tony it's over a year since she was bought back from the insurance companies. i know on the Boskalis fleet list she is renamed as 'FAIRWAY' On the verstar site it states she is under survey.
http://www.veristar.com/wps/portal/equasis?IMO=9132454
cheers Degzie

tony Allard
12th May 2012, 15:27
ahh ok degzie. the insurance companies must have a lot of paper work to do, and the dredger is worth a fair bit as well i hear.

Degzie
25th November 2013, 18:20
I see that the WD Fairway now renamed 'Fairway' has popped up on AIS in Singapore (Marinetraffic.com). Appears to be still under repair?
regards
Degzie

KEITH SEVILLE
25th November 2013, 20:08
Thanks for that Degzie.
Never ending saga !!

Regards
Keith