A Nigerian contractor purchased a second 18-inch x 18-inch Marlin Class dredge, along with a DSC multipurpose workboat, after its original DSC dredge provided excellent service at the lowest cost of operation. The Marlin Class dredges were primarily needed for channel dredging, land development and reclamation, as well as mining sharp sand out of the Nigerian rivers.
Workboats are multifunction vessels designed to provide dredge support and auxiliary work for the dredging site.
Every jobsite is different. And sometimes a standard workboat isn’t suitable or even prepared for unique working conditions. That’s why DSC works with you to design every aspect of your workboat—from size and power to personal preferences—to ensure that you have the equipment necessary for optimum safety and efficiency.
Workboats are often called upon to transport personnel, fuel and other necessary items to the operating dredge; push or tow the dredge or transport barge; assist in mounting or removal of floating pipes; and assist during repair and maintenance of dredge equipment.
Our customers routinely overcome challenging conditions with tailored solutions. DSC Workboats can be outfitted with a full range of options, including upgrades to the pilot house, crews’ quarters, deck cranes and completely original features that may be implemented by request.