Open Date: 18/10/2017
Surveyed Area:

Gippsland Lakes’ New TSHD Tommy Norton

The Department of Transport and Resources has released video footage on the 60-meter trailing suction hopper dredger Tommy Norton’ arriving at his home port of Gippsland Lakes.

The recently delivered hopper dredger has already started work to deliver safe and reliable ocean access for the commercial vessels that cross the entrance bar.

Maintenance dredging at Lakes Entrance has been going on for more than 120 years and is vital to provide a reliable entrance to the Gippsland Lakes. Maintaining ocean access also reduces the risk and severity of flooding for local communities at Lakes Entrance, Paynesville and Metung and the surrounding agricultural regions.

The new $23 million dredge was built by Dutch company Damen at its Yichang Shipyard in Hubei province, China and replaces the New Zealand based dredge, Pelican, which was operated by Dutch company, Van Oord, for the past eight years.

Video Tommy Norton

Location: Lakes Entrance
Contact Us

We're not around right now. But you can send us an email and we'll get back to you, asap.

Not readable? Change text. captcha txt

Subscribe

Subscribe to receive regular email updates

Name:

Email:

Select Port:

Select Posts:
 Post
 Page
 Attachment
 Acf
 Wccpf
 Wccaf
 Product
 Product Variation
 Shop Order
 Shop Order Refund
 Shop Webhook
 Wpcf7 Contact Form
 Mariners Notice
 Tenders
 Boating Guides
 Jobs
 Reports
 Plans
 Bathymetric Surveys
 Current And Planned
 News
 Dlm Download
 Dlm Download Version