TSHD Swalinge

Familiar and good

"The Swalinge"

The Swalinge was built as a coaster in 1977 and rebuilt into a trailing-suction hopper dredger after being purchased by Den Herder Seaworks in 1996.

The dry unloading installation was designed and built to our own specifications.
The average unloading time of the vessel takes 1.5 hours.

The hopper of the Swalinge is fitted with bottom doors so she can dump her cargo and she is also capable to use a shore delivery installation for pumping the cargo ashore.

The high deployability and reliability of the ships of Den Herder Seaworks BV are the strength of the company and are partly enhanced by the knowledge, skills and training of the personnel, short lines, the high standard of maintenance and the involvement and decision-making of the crew. owners within the company.




Type of vessel:


Single propeller trailer suction hopper dredger with single trailing suction pipe, bottom doors, and equipped with a shore wet- and dry unloading installation.

Year of construction

1977/ rebuilt in 1996

Call sign


Home port/flag

Yerseke, The Netherlands


100 A1, A2 hopper dredger, LMC

Sailing areas

A1 & A2

Navigation/ safety equipment:

In accordance with class requirements and SI


Length overall:

82,20 m

Length between perpendiculars:

75,23 m


14,60 m


6,30 m

GT / NT:

2.071 GT / 612 NT

Tank capacity:

Fuel tanks total:

220 m3

Lubricating oil tanks total:

10 m3

Hydraulic oil tanks total:

14 m3

Dredger installation:

Hopper capacity:

1.810 m3, deadweight 3.300 tons

Dredging depth :

Approx. 30 metres

Dredge pump :

Ellicott, type 850, driven by Caterpillar type 3512HD, 1,400 kW

Discharge pump:

Van Rees, type 650/550, driven by main engine

Jet water pump:

1x Nijhuis 750 kW, driven by diesel engine
1x Nijhuis 500 kW, driven by electromotor

Suction pipe/gantries

In-house design, diameter 850 mm, with cardan shaft, jet water pipe and draghead. Gantries with winches and stabilizers.


Double screening plant

Dry unloading installation:

Hydraulic crane with a grab of 13 m3, movable over rails. Conveyor belts electrically/ hydraulically driven

Engine room:

Main engine:

MAN B&W diesel engine, type 8L27/38, power 2,720 kW, reduction box MAN B&W AMG-28-VO and Propeller type VS 860, reduction 600:178

Generator sets:

3x Caterpillar, type 3412, 490 kW
1x Caterpillar, type 3306, 170 kW
2x DAF, type 615, 60 kW


Lips, with 500kW electrically driven