Aggregate Mining Vessels

Aggregate mining vessels specialise in the extraction of sand and gravel from the seabed for use in the construction industry. The aggregate can only be removed from licensed areas and these are strictly controlled by the government.

Extremely precise navigation is required to ensure that the vessel’s position is exactly controlled. All mining ships are fitted with a sealed ‘black box’ that records the vessel’s position enabling officials ashore to track and monitor exactly where sand and gravel are being extracted from, hence safeguarding the nation’s natural raw resources.

SSTG Member Companies that operate this type of vessel include: