Douglas Bay


Name:Douglas Bay
IMO number: 7411636
Type: Suction hopper dredger
Owner: De Beers Marine
Built by: Stocznia Wisla
Year: 1976

Total installed power: kW
Hopper capacity: 1.690 m3
Length o.a.: 84,1 m
Length b.p.: 77,6 m
Breadth: 13,6 m
Draught: 5,4 m
Speedt: 13,5 kn
Suction pipe: 1 x ... m
Dredging depth: m
The dismantling of diamond dredgers is done in secrecy. In 2013, another vessel of this type, the Douglas Bay, had benefitted from a "clean up" of her pumps, screens, and piping. This was done in order to look for any forgotten gemstones before being sent for demolition in Pakistan, where she had been surrounding by a safety perimeter. Cf. "Shipbreaking n32", p 24, "Douglas Bay, diamond dredging".