Wednesday, February 4, 2015

CREI I

Dredge CREI I, IMO 8959489, port of Livorno
The 62-meter “CREI I” was built in 1978. She is a dredge, or a vessel that is used to excavate and remove material from the bottom of a body of water.
Dredge CREI I, IMO 8959489, port of Livorno
She can also be used for beach nourishment, digging fresh sand from the bottom of the sea and literally spraying it from afar on a depleted shoreline.

External links: Beach nourishment (Wikipedia)

12 comments:

Lowell said...

Looks like a hefty boat worthy of the work she is doing! I'm sure she's much in demand. Nice photos, too.

Revrunner said...

Reminds me of a kind of marine mole. :-)

William Kendall said...

I wondered what the contraption was, but I expect that's key for dredging.

Lois said...

A very useful vessel!

Randy said...

That's a big vacuum.

Dina said...

She is so strange looking! And "beach nourishment," what a good idea and interesting term!

Karl Demetz said...

I agree with Lois, the first photo shows it in the best way.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

I like your harbour activity VP, it makes me think of Fremantle harbour.

cieldequimper said...

I think I've seen one like this in Brest...

Jack said...

Beach renourishment is huge around here. But, for a variety of reasons, they usually truck the sand in.

Your first image is very nice.

Stefan Jansson said...

That sounds a bit messy for all the living things in the water.

EG CameraGirl said...

Fascinating. I'll have to pay better attention to the boats that dredge harbours in the Great Lakes!