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Old 14th September 2010, 22:16
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she is now sailing down the north coast of cornwall at this time
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Old 15th September 2010, 19:33
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This is just supposition, but she may have called at the drydocks for a bit of a minor beat up, and as the "Sand Harrier" is due for a lengthy 20 year D/D, she may be replacing her fore a while. As it happens, she has just passed Portland Bill, giving destination unknown. The plot thickens. !!!!
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Old 15th September 2010, 20:44
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Sand Weaver due in Shoreham in the morning.

It dos'nt seem like two years since you retired Tony, hope all is well with you.

regards Dave Mac.
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Old 16th September 2010, 15:16
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Hello Dave. Yes time passes quickly when you are getting older !! Nice to hear from you - I sent you a couple of messages some while back as I heard you may have sailed in Stricks but I might be confusing you with somebody else. Shoreham port is a bit slack these days isn't it - the place will be silting up. Perhaps that's what the "Weaver" is doing - unsilting the docks. I keep in touch with the lads on Facebook and e-mail etc. Take care Dave and keep in touch.
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Old 17th September 2010, 11:40
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berthed Shoreham yesterday and sailing today about 1800

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Old 18th November 2010, 18:11
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Sand Weaver and others.

I read with interest the threads regarding Sand Weaver and others. Back in 1970 I was mate/Relief Master on the Sand Wren, Sandlark and Sand Grebe. I went from there to Westminster Gravels to serve on Rockstone and Norstone. The Rockstone usually moored up just inside the docks in Ostend or was it Zeebrugge? Did the Weaver go on up to Brugge? Glyn.
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Old 6th October 2011, 13:33
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Sand Weaver has been at Teesport since the 12th of August, hopefully this is for a visit to A&P. However, this is exactly how the Sand Serin ended her days.

A shot of her on the day she arrived can be seen here.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/6035313699/

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Old 22nd October 2011, 17:10
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Sand Weaver was in Tees for refit. Now back out dredging
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Old 11th March 2012, 19:57
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Was in Poole yesterday and the Weaver just happened to be there and got a couple of pics.

http://i659.photobucket.com/albums/u...HAINES/026.jpg

http://i659.photobucket.com/albums/u...NES/Weaver.jpg

First time for putting pics up so hopefully ok!!
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Old 29th October 2012, 22:18
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sand weaver (malcolm mclean)

Hi was just browsing the internet looking for pictures of the Sand Weaver, to show my kids the ship their grandad used to work on, and came across this forum.
My dad took me on the ship for two weeks in 1981/82 ish.(health and saftey would have a field day ). The cook was called Dave and i'm sure captain was called Reg. Can't really remember anyone else, i know we joined the ship by Hull We sailed to Hamburg and also went up the river Thames.When we left the ship i was given a wage and discharge note.
Just wondered if anyone remembers malcolm many thanks, Peter.
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Old 30th October 2012, 10:06
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Rumor has it that the Sand Weaver and Sand Harrier are to be laid up pending sale
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Old 31st October 2012, 14:17
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Heard the same rumour but I think it's something to do with a Dutch firm being interested.
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Old 31st October 2012, 21:23
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Have got glossy brochure somewhere from when ship was built/ put in service.
Will have to try and dig it out for kids.
Am i right in thinking there was also a Sand Wader.
Believe dad also use to sail into Exmouth on the smaller sand boats in the mid 70s
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Old 1st November 2012, 11:30
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Have got glossy brochure somewhere from when ship was built/ put in service.
Will have to try and dig it out for kids.
Am i right in thinking there was also a Sand Wader.
Believe dad also use to sail into Exmouth on the smaller sand boats in the mid 70s
Yes, there was a Sand Wader, sailed on it for quite a while in the mid seventies. Can't remember much about it except it was quite slow.
Went down to Madeira I believe and since been scrapped.
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Old 25th November 2012, 23:07
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just new to this site and came across this thread, i seen the sand snipe mentioned briefly, I worked on the snipe for a couple of years in 82/83, it was owned then by North Sea Dredging Ltd based in Hartlepool, master at the time was called Dave Smith from Essex, 1st mate / relief master was called Reg, cant remember his surname but was from crawley, wonder if he is the same guy mentioned in other replies to this thread, snipe was scrapped 97 I believe.
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Old 4th December 2012, 12:19
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Oh dear, both the Sand Weaver and Sand Harrier are up for sale on the Dredge Brokers website. Does this mean that the company are getting new dredgers or closing their yards. It seems to leave a lot of work for the Sand Heron.
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Old 7th December 2012, 11:21
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3 careful owners SAND WEAVER 2m(you must be joking)
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Old 7th December 2012, 23:51
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Oh dear, both the Sand Weaver and Sand Harrier are up for sale on the Dredge Brokers website. Does this mean that the company are getting new dredgers or closing their yards. It seems to leave a lot of work for the Sand Heron.
No new dredgers, the word is that a Dutch company are going to do a lot of Cemex work.
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Old 10th December 2012, 23:13
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Well that could see a different boat calling down here at Shoreham. It's a real shame to see the Sand Weaver go but let's at least hope she is sold quickly ans not laid up for long.
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Old 11th December 2012, 12:12
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Sand Weaver laid up in Swansea, Sand Harrier due in Swansea on the 12/12/12.
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Old 11th December 2012, 12:38
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Sand Weaver laid up in Swansea, Sand Harrier due in Swansea on the 12/12/12.
Sand Harrier sailed Southampton yesterday lunchtime, loaded off the West of the Island, now passing Plymouth bound for Swansea and lay up pending sale.
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Old 7th January 2013, 01:17
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Just noted that the Sand Heron has been moored at an odd berth in Southampton for five days and that the Sand Fulmar is dredging off the south west of the Isle of Wight having delivered at Dover on the way round.
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Old 11th January 2013, 01:54
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Just to update the thread, Sand Heron remains at her 'unusual' berth in Southampton, Sand Fulmar has now docked in Chatham leaving just Sand Falcon as operational for Cemex for the moment.
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Old 11th January 2013, 18:55
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Just to update the thread, Sand Heron remains at her 'unusual' berth in Southampton, Sand Fulmar has now docked in Chatham leaving just Sand Falcon as operational for Cemex for the moment.
All three Sand boats are at sea, one sailing down the Solent, one coming down the Channel and the other one off Le Harve.

The Sand Weaver has been sold, price around 1millon, a good buy for somebody considering she's had he best part of 4 million spent on her in the last few years.
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Old 11th January 2013, 18:56
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Don't forget the little "Welsh Piper" !
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