I’ve taken a few pictures of the dredgers that have been working in Haslar Marinna, but it has nearly all been very early in the morning or at the weekend. today, I went for my lunchtime walk, and did the usual thing walking down the high street and carried on to the Haslar Marina Wave Guard.
I was glad I did because this time the dredger was working. The excavator at the front of the Doreen Dorward is a “self-propelled Spud Leg Pontoon Utility Vessel”. A spud – is a long steel leg that is passed down to the sea bed to provide stability to the ship. Here’s a picture of the ship in daylight. The two spuds are the two columns halfway down the ships;