Dredger safety fears

A SERIES of sea calamities – including a triple fatality – involving the company chosen to dredge Port Phillip Bay threaten to jeopardise the $580 million scheme.

Boskalis, the company hired to dredge the bay if channel deepening goes ahead, is under scrutiny over three major accidents, including two in the past few months.

Three people died when Boskalis vessel Nautilus capsized during dredging in the port of Pointe-Noir, in the Republic of Congo, last November.