Trailing Suction Hopper Dredger named Charlock

The naming ceremony of Charlock, Van den Herik’s new trailing suction hopper dredger, took place on February 6th in Harlingen.


The vessel was built by Barkmeijer Shipyards and will start her first assignment in March 2016. Charlock’s first task will include the coastal replenishment operations on the Dutch coast near Bloemendaal Zandvoort.


Mrs. Struijk Anke van den Herik, daughter of founder Jan Hendrik van den Herik, performed the ceremony.




The ship has a 'clean ship' certification, according to the Paris Agreement (December 12, 2015). The ship has a durable design: less fuel (CO₂ reduction), reducing emissions (gas, nitrogen and sulfur). It suits the current needs of society. We know our role in society and the responsibilities that attend it. Water operations have an impact on the environment. We have concern for the local areas where we work and for their interests.