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  1. Macduff Ship Design
30 April 2019

Seabed Levelling Carried Out at Newhaven Port

Tug Masters from Shoreham Port’s Marine Team have carried out important seabed levelling work in nearby Newhaven Port in the UK.

The work was wrapped up with Acamar, a new tug boat that arrived at the port in September 2018, fitted with a seven-tonne winch for plough-dredging.

Seabed levelling is a modern-day dredging technique used in ports and harbours, by which a plough is towed behind a tugboat along the seabed to level high spots and ridges, moving the material to nearby low spots.

“The plough is fitted with teeth to cut into the seabed material and is very efficient in moving materials such as clay, sand, silt and gravel over short distances. This work is essential to maintain level entrances and ensure that berths are kept at their chartered depths,” said Shoreham Port in its latest release.

The plough has proven itself as an efficient dredging tool this week, with Tug Masters Darren Todman and Alex Davey completed bed levelling in Newhaven, which is sited at the mouth of the River Ouse in East Sussex.

Macduff Ship Design provides naval architecture and marine consultancy services for commercial and fishing vessels. 
Macduff Ship Design completed work on the 90ft Atlantic Titan fishing vessel, which was delivered to Canada. 
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