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DREDGING is the operation of excavating material from a water environment, e.g. a port or a river.

Possible reasons for dredging are reshaping land and water features to alter drainage, improving or maintaining navigability and commercial use; constructing dams, dikes, etcetera.

Usually this is done by a specialist floating plant, known as a dredger. There are suction dredgers and mechanical dredgers.

Belgium has several major dredging companies.

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THIS PICTURE shows a detail of a really old dredging vessel which now lies abandonned in a disused dock in the port of Antwerp. I like its old school metal science fiction dinosaur robot feel.

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alternative take in WS

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Additional Photos by Benny Verbercht (BennyV) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2822 W: 35 N: 5830] (30930)
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