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Old 7th May 2015, 08:02
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Noticed that the WD Mersey has had her AIS on on the 29th April 15 12.46hrs and this shows her alongside in the Bos Kalis yard in Sliedrecht. (repairs or stripping out?)
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Old 17th May 2015, 20:03
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WD Mersey

The present wd Mersey came from Italy in 2007 and works around UK
The previous ship May be scrapped.
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Old 18th May 2015, 12:59
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The present wd Mersey came from Italy in 2007 and works around UK
The previous ship May be scrapped.
Hi Seakees
We are talking about the WD Mersey from 2007 she is now laid up in Holland, The old WD Mersey from 1960 was scrapped in 1980's
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Old 29th June 2015, 10:29
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Hi Guys

With the WD Mersey laid up in Rotterdam, I have been wondering when and who will be carrying out maintenance dredging on the Mersey and MSC...I have found this from 2 days ago...doesn't give the company...I assume Mr Bird is the lawyer..

http://www.public-notices.co.uk/nati...7/marine-and-c


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Old 19th April 2016, 20:35
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See that the W d Mersey is still afloat outside BosKalis head office 19/04/16. link below
http://i.imgur.com/xqNOxXP.jpg
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Old 20th April 2016, 08:12
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Good spot that Degzie....I knew that was her last AIS position April 29 2015, but was not sure if she had gone to the big scrappy in the sky since!!

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Old 9th August 2016, 08:09
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WD Mersey is up for sale with Boogaards of Sliedrecht
http://www.boogaardbrokers.com/1800_...tom_doors.html
and http://www.vlmaritime.com/used-dredg...-cd7897be-8879
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Old 9th August 2016, 15:11
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WD MERSEY

Suction Dredger/Hopper (1) built 1983 Italy. (IMO 8123195) (In Service 24-01-1983)

M. BRAGADIN (Some sources show this as the original name)

BRAGADIN (Ita/Venice) ITALY. Government of the Republic of Italy. Rome, Italy.
Owners:- Ministero del Lavori Pubblici Genio Civile Opere Maritime.
(Call Sign ITIX) (Official Number 8009)
2008 sold

"WD MERSEY" (Gbr/Liverpool) WESTMINSTER Dredging Co Ltd. Fareham England, UK.
Beneficial Owners; Boskalis Westminster NV. Papendrecht, Netherlands.
(Call Sign 2ALU5) (Official Number 914176)
Latest Classification Society, Bureau Veritas
2010 she has had Port Control Inspections at Boulogne, Foynes.
2011 appears to be the main dredger on the Mersey, now that Peels Ports has disposed of its own vessels.
2016 Has been laid up at BKW yard Papendrecht since January 2015, awaiting disposal ??.

These are just some notes from my own records, I hope they may be of some interest.

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Old 12th August 2016, 08:10
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Hi Degzie,

Thanks for your information and also Davids contribution.
She has been lying in a damaged condition and surveys pending for a long time.
Do you know if repairs were carried out or is she being sold in a damaged condition??.

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Old 14th August 2016, 11:10
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Hi Keith
I have no knowledge if they have repaired her I just noticed she was up for sale as is many of the older dredgers of BKW
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Old 12th December 2016, 17:05
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She's moved.......

https://www.vesselfinder.com/vessels...MMSI-235060858
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Old 13th December 2016, 14:48
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I wonder if they are going to repair her at this yard before she is sold? I have noticed that she is no longer up for sale on the Boogaards of Sliedrecht website can only assume she has been sold?

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Old 3rd March 2017, 10:28
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WD Mersey Ais is back on shows she is still at the BKW dredging yard in Papendrect and is now registered under the flag of Liberia. antone any ideas who she has been sold to?
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Old 3rd March 2017, 13:36
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Hi Degzie

I noticed that too yesterday.
I have been searching for info but found nothing as yet.

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Old 13th March 2017, 17:16
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WD Mersey has been renamed UMD Hercules.....still in Rotterdam.
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Old 14th March 2017, 11:48
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Drewby, thanks for that info just seen it on marine traffic
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Old 14th March 2017, 15:56
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Surely she was a dredger hopper, not a dredger
I was a second engr on board for a few weeks, holiday relief only

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Old 16th March 2017, 18:05
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see here for new owners..

https://www.dredgepoint.org/dredging...t/umd-hercules
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Old 16th March 2017, 20:02
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Surely she was a dredger hopper, not a dredger
I was a second engr on board for a few weeks, holiday relief only

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Quite possibly she was converted from a hopper barge to a trailer dredger at some point. I know of at least two other hopper barges, WD Tyne and WD Severn which were converted to trailers in the '70s.
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Old 17th March 2017, 07:38
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Quite possibly she was converted from a hopper barge to a trailer dredger at some point. I know of at least two other hopper barges, WD Tyne and WD Severn which were converted to trailers in the '70s.
WD Severn was converted from a self propelled hopper to a trailing suction hopper dredger (THSD) in the early 80's. WD Tyne was not converted but WD Hilbre (1972) and WD Hoyle (1968?) were converted to THSD's

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WD Severn was converted from a self propelled hopper to a trailing suction hopper dredger (THSD) in the early 80's. WD Tyne was not converted but WD Hilbre (1972) and WD Hoyle (1968?) were converted to THSD's
You're quite right about the Tyne, the old memory's not what it was! I'd forgotten about the Hilbre and Hoyle; they were regular visits to Barrow in their former lives as hopper barges. They worked with various bucket dredgers the WD Africa, Europa and Amerika (a.k.a. The Yank) dredging the launch trenches off Vickers' slipways.
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Old 23rd March 2017, 10:20
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UMD Hercules (nee WD Mersey) currently on route to Istanbul !!
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Old 23rd March 2017, 20:09
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Photo of her on Shipspotting .com http://www.shipspotting.com/gallery/...hp?lid=2632898
they haven't even give her a lick of paint, she is basically still in BKW colours.
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Old 13th April 2017, 11:35
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She has ended up at Tuzla Shipyard near Istanbul for what I do not know.....refurb??....scrapping????.....

https://www.vesselfinder.com/?mmsi=235060858
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