Question: What is a dredge?
Answer: "A bunch of idiots up front, lots of misery at the back, and a load of sand in the middle."That's according to one Chief Engineer of the "jumbo" dredger Gerardus Mercator. here At the same place you can learn that dredging has three levels, junior, level two and jumbo - no love at this level.
Question: What constitutes a captain's job ?
Answer: "To run the ship in a safe and economical way."That's according to the captain of the same vessel, Capt. Marc Van de Velde.
Read the rest of the article at First-time-captain by dredger Captain Marc Van de Velde at his site The Art of Dredging