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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.

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

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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.

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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
 

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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.

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They are talking about cutting her up in situ once insurance is sorted out
 

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Thanks Gdynia for your reply.
Would be most interested to hear from you on any further developments
on the W.D.Fairway.

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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.

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According to an official announcement by Boskalis yesterday, it is still not decided if the vessel will be declared a "total loss."
 

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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.

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The Dredger is now in Thailand and a official statement is due shortly
 

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Can anybody give me an update on the situation with the W.D.FAIRWAY
as it is some months since any statement was made?

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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??

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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?

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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
 

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Thanks Gdynia for your quick response.
Would greatly appreciate if you have any more news in the coming weeks.

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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
 

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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!

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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
 
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