Dales Marine Services Ltd secured the contract to undertake the decommissioning of Sand Swan, a Suction Dredger built in 1970, which had a carrying capacity is 1944 t DWT and a draught of 3.5 meters. Her length overall (LOA) was 66.6 meters, and her width 12.53 meters. The aim was to recycle as close to 100 per cent of the vessel as possible.
Dales Marine Services carried out vessel decommissioning at its licenced dry dock in Leith. Dales has a quayside adjacent to its yard and workshop that can take vessels over 100m long and drafts up to 7m.