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Old 10th October 2014, 16:53
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Seal Sands

Can anybody confirm please the whereabouts of the Grab Hopper
Dredger Seal Sands???
She left service in 2012 and was laid up.
Apparently a sale for further service fell through.

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Old 10th October 2014, 18:19
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Can anybody confirm please the whereabouts of the Grab Hopper
Dredger Seal Sands???
She left service in 2012 and was laid up.
Apparently a sale for further service fell through.

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Bloomdido is the man who may be able to give you an answer on this one Keith.
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Old 10th October 2014, 18:38
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I will ask on Northeast site..

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Ps Understand still laid up about a month ago.

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Old 10th October 2014, 20:02
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Thanks for your replys lads.

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Old 21st August 2017, 15:33
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in July and August 2017 to date Seal Sands is working on the salvage of metals from the wreck of the ss Norhauk near to the Inner Sunk mark off the Essex coast. See http://hha.co.uk/notices-to-mariners/ntm-11-2017/ . The ship is based temporarily at the port of Brightlingsea.
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Old 21st August 2017, 16:25
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Any information on the wreck itself please?
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Old 22nd August 2017, 07:11
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I have found some information on the wreck of the Norhauk there and its cargo on http://www.wrecksite.eu/wreck.aspx?10645 .

It appears she struck a mine in 1943 and I note that cargo includes metals such as zinc, copper, ferro-chrome and manganese.

I will post a picture of the Seal Sands taken recently off the port of Brightlingsea where she appears to be temporarily based.
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Old 22nd August 2017, 09:36
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Many thanks ixion, just curious why the salvage operation would be mounted after all this time, I see the famous Rizdon Beasley has already had a go at the wreck, still there should be some interesting material coming up although I doubt if the Wireless sets will still work.
I can remember the Navy going around the Coast flattening the Wrecks.
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Old 22nd August 2017, 14:05
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Perhaps ss Richard Montgomery next!

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Old 29th November 2017, 13:57
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Seal Sands currently is docked at Grimsby left Brightlingsea 4-5 days ago
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Old 19th January 2018, 19:23
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Seal Sands is still laid up in Grimsby Dock
Interestingly a similar hopper dredger Cherry Sand is also working of the same docks
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Old 19th January 2018, 19:39
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Seal Sands is still laid up in Grimsby Dock
Interestingly a similar hopper dredger Cherry Sand is also working of the same docks
Cherry Sand is a Grimsby based dredger.
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Old 20th January 2018, 07:10
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Old 24th January 2019, 18:46
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Seal Sands is currently at anchor off Zanykothos Greece en-route to Odessa. Anyone have any info on this she left Grimsby early January and last recorded port was Gibraltar
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Old 24th January 2019, 19:12
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Left Grimsby 3rd January for Odessa, she is now registered in Malakal Harbour, which is in Palau..Micronesia.

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Only arrived at anchorage today, eta Odessa 19th February.

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Old 24th January 2019, 19:39
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Thanks Geoff, Seal Sands has been flying the Pilau flag for quite a while. Do you have any further information on her current deployment
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Old 24th January 2019, 19:41
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Thanks Geoff, Seal Sands has been flying the Pilau flag for quite a while. Do you have any further information on her current deployment
No,locally the thought on the Tees was that she would work in Odessa full stop.

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Old 5th February 2019, 13:23
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Presently at anchor outside Istanbul, eta Odessa 19th February still.

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Old 6th February 2019, 07:28
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Thanks Geoff I've been following her progress. She must be in better shape than I originally thought to make this trip, especially after being laid up in Grimsby for over a year
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Old 10th March 2019, 19:37
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Well she has been sitting on the same anchorage outside Istanbul that she has been for three weeks,considering her ETA Odessa was 19th Feb.....has she broken down,who knows?
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Old 11th March 2019, 04:51
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Thanks Geoff it seems strange that she is stuck where she is. I've checked arrivals at Odessa and she is no longer listed. It may be as you say she's broken down or possibly awaiting clearance to sail or change crew. Who knows
I've been kee an eye on her as well.
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Old 25th March 2019, 07:53
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Seal Sands still at anchor in Istanbul for past 49 days. Marine Traffic also has a position for her in or around Chornomorsk in the Black Sea 17 days ago engaged in fishing?. Anyone have any information on this
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Old 25th March 2019, 10:29
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I still have her at same anchorage and not moved.checked three times a week.

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Old 25th March 2019, 10:45
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Thanks Geoff I also check her position several times a week. I have her listed as one of my fleet on Marine Traffic. I couldn't access my fleet this morning, so I typed in her name and it came up with 2 listing with same Id at different locations. Strange
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https://www.marinetraffic.com/en/ais...l:SEAL%20SANDS

She is nearly there....at last!

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