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Title:
DREDGING VESSEL AND METHOD FOR RECOVERING, TRANSPORTING AND OFF-LOADING MATERIAL
Document Type and Number:
WIPO Patent Application WO2000006838
Kind Code:
A9
Abstract:
A multi-purpose vessel (30) for use when recovering material from a bottom surface of a body of water. The vessel (30) includes a hull (38) and a dredge assembly (40) mounted to the hull (38). The dredge assembly (40) is adapted to recover the material from the bottom surface. A conveyor system (60) is provided, with the conveyor system including a first portion (70) adapted to receive the material from the dredge assembly (40), a moveable second portion (62), and a distribution portion (92). The second portion (62) is moveable to a first position in which the second portion (62) is adapted to receive the material from the first portion (70) and to convey the material to a first desired location disposed a first distance away from the hull. The second portion (62) is further moveable to a second position in which the second portion (62) is adapted to convey the material to the distribution portion (92). The distribution portion (92) is adapted to convey the material a second distance greater than the first distance away from the hull.

Inventors:
THOMAS DENNIS R (US)
PLATT MICHAEL D (US)
KRESS EDWARD S (US)
Application Number:
US9916972W
Publication Date:
November 09, 2000
Filing Date:
July 28, 1999
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Assignee:
KRESS CORPORATION
THOMAS, DENNIS, R.
PLATT, MICHAEL, D.
KRESS, EDWARD, S.
International Classes:
B63B27/22; B63B35/30; E02F1/00; E02F5/10; E02F5/28; E02F7/02; E02F9/06; (IPC1-7): E02F9/06; E02F7/02
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