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Vietnamese yard launches first dredger

New Vessels // February 5, 2009

Ben Kien Shipbuilding Industry Company†in Vietnam reports that it successfully launched a dredger on January 12th.

The dredger, named Elbe, the first of its kind to be built in Vietnam, and has a capacity of 2,800 cublic metres.

The dredger is†79.8m long with a breadth of†15m and has a service speed of 10 knots. It can†dredge at†a depth of 30m.

The dredger was ordered by†Baggerbedrijf de Boer BV - Dutch Dredging†in The Netherlands.

Classificaton society†Bureau Veritas†provided classification and construction supervision.

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