In January Boskalis christened the new trailing suction hopper dredger Freeway (4,350gt) in the harbour next to the company’s head office in Papendrecht, Netherlands. Freeway is the fourth in a series of 4,500m3 hopper dredgers that have been built for Boskalis in recent years.

The 5,950dwt dredger, completed by Shipkits of Groningen, is suited for operations in shallow water, including port maintenance and coastal protection projects. Accepted into service on 30 January, the vessel undertook her maiden project in theUK and arrived at Teesport in February before moving to the Portsmouth area in March.

The Cypriot-flagged vessel, owned by BW Marine Cyprus Ltd, of Limassol left for Cuxhaven on 12 March after a successful maiden voyage. RC

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