Hopper dredge loses Z-drive in Calcasieu Channel

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April 14, 2011

Just weeks after one of their dredgers struck a subsea production pipeline in Calcasieu Channel, Manson Construction Company sustained another setback yesterday as their hopper Dredge NEWPORT lost one of it’s Ulstein Z-drive propulsion units in the very same channel leading to Lake Charles.  The Coast Guard has reduced the channel draft to 27 feet until the propulsion unit is located and recovered.

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