Crinkly bottom!


That seems to be the problem with the King George V lock in London’s Royal docks.

Several weeks ago the Port of London’s survey vessel Galloper did a survey of the area and as a result the lock was dredged (see here for report of that dredging operation).

Galloper @ Gallions Reach 17-02-15

Galloper then returned again a few days ago but it appears that there were still some raised areas of silt that could hamper the safe passage of vessels through the lock.

Borr (17) @ KGV Lock 26-06-15

As a result further work was required and so the marine dredging company Van Oord sent their shiny new water injection dredger Borr to help clean up the Royal Docks.

Borr (2) @ KGV Lock 26-06-15

Borr (11) @ KGV Lock 26-06-15

This is a video of Borr in action:

A few more pictures of Borr can be seen here.

Borr (18) @ KGV Lock 26-06-15

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