Koen Van den Berghe is captain on the hopper dredger Francis Beaufort. “For me, it was an exciting project.  As a captain, I’m always the middleman, I consult with both staff on board and onshore staff. Now, I maintained very close contacts with both the operational engineers and on-site workers because they were all on our vessel. As a result, we could immediately apply the incoming results from soil surveys and thus accelerate the process or make things more efficient.”

Also the use of food containers was new to Koen: “That is definitely an experience worth repeating. The company really learnt a lot from this. Meanwhile, we’ve also taken food containers on board for a project that we executed in Africa.”

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