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Neptune shipyard delivers newbuilding for Eggers Explosive Ordnance Disposal

The Tangstedt-based company Eggers has put a new ship into service for its explosive ordnance recovery operations.

According to Eggers, it has invested around €6m in the new multifunctional vessel “Düne”. It was built in the Netherlands[ds_preview].

The ship sails under the German flag and is equipped for the exploration and salvage of explosive ordnance and is intended to contribute to the removal of war-related waste in the North and Baltic Seas, according to a statement today.

With the “Düne”, Eggers is expanding its fleet to a total of three units. Together with equipment specially developed for underwater use, such as a new version of the Eggers OctopusTool and a remote-controlled underwater vehicle, the company intends to devote more attention to “the urgent task of recovering World War II ordnance in the North and Baltic Seas”. Explosive ordnance is to be precisely located, uncovered and recovered from the seabed.

Eggers also open to other services

The 24 m long and 9 m wide so-called “Eurocarrier” was built at the Neptune Shipyards shipyard in the Netherlands. Equipped with two 16 m long anchor piles, the platform includes a 50-ton towing winch, two Volvo D7 generators, a hydraulic anchor winch, a tank for 35,000 litres of water, a Viking life raft and a Heila 140-4S deck crane with an 8-ton winch. The deck can be loaded with up to 6 tons per square meter. There are six cabins on board for the crew.

According to Eggers, this equipment “not only makes it possible to combat the legacy of war, but also to provide other marine services”. These include towing and transportation services, light harbour work and use as a work platform.

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