Commissioned July 2021

USACE Marine Design Center
Published Dec. 10, 2021
Photo shows a dredge operating in a waterway

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Marine Design Center managed the design and the construction of a new cutter suction dredge for the nation of Azerbaijan as part of a broader U.S. Department of Defense program to enhance Azerbaijan’s maritime security. The dredge will enable the Coast Guard of the State Border Service to operate its fleet of vessels and maintain access to the harbor entrance and shipping channels of ports located in the Caspian Sea. The vessel was commissioned in July 2021.

Vessel Owner: The Country of Azerbaijan
Vessel Builder: DSC Dredge, LLC
Project Delivery Team: USACE Marine Design Center and Department of State
Vessel Operation Team: Azerbaijan Coast Guard
Year Built and Classed: 2021
Vessel Certification: Hull Structure Designed to ABS Rules for Building and Classing SteelVessels for Service on Rivers and Intracoastal Waterway; Intact Stability per 46 CFR 170.170 & 46 CFR 170.173 Confirmed; One Compartment Damage Stability/Survival Confirmed

Vessel Particulars, Equipment, and Special Features

  • Hull Length: 50’
  • Breadth: 11’-10”
  • Hull Depth: 4’
  • Draft (full load): 2’-2”
  • Overall Length (w/ Ladder): 70’-3”
  • Displacement: 62,350 lb.
  • Fuel Capacity: 500 Gal.
  • Dredging Depth: 25’; delivered with 4,500’ of floating dredge pipe (HDPE)
  • Dredge Type: Cutter Suction
  • Cutter Size: 28” ID, 5 Blade, 3” Marine Taper
  • Generators: Caterpillar C13 ACERT, 440 HP at 2,100 RPM, EPA Tier 3
  • Dredge Pump: Metso 10.0 X 10.0 X 30.0 3 VANE; 3,800 GPM at 200 ft H2O
  • Engine Controls: Caterpillar & Seastar
  • Winches: Five (5) Rotzler Winches (Ladder, Swing x2, Spud x2)