Quality Assurance checks were performed on the Kelly L by representatives of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers National DQM Center on January 16, 2018.

The dredge satisfactorily met these specifications and the results of these checks were documented in the National DQM Center Kelly L quality assurance report issued on January 26, 2018.

Click here to view full letter from National Dredging Quality Management Program (DQM).

Kelly L Inland Dredging

By the time that you read this, the dredge “Kelly L” will be very close to having finished up the 2017 maintenance dredging on the Tenn-Tom and Black Warrior Rivers. At the end of October, the dredge and all of its attendant plant will be at David Lake for 10-14 days of repairs prior to moving to the last assignment of the contract at Bayou Labatre, AL.

New hose for Ingenuity

The maintenance dredging of the Mermentau River is coming to a close and the Ingenuity is expected to finish the job approximately a month ahead of schedule. Captain Joe, Chief Mike and Ethan have survived hurricane Harvey and have worked hard to achieve this goal in an injury and incident free manner. Congratulations to the entire crew.

The annual maintenance dredging of the south Arkansas/central Louisiana river system for the Vicksburg District is being completed by Inland’s dredge “Integrity”. Captain Todd, Deck Capt. Willey and Chiefs Mark McGee and Tim McLeod have gotten the dredge up on step after a few, early project issues. Amanda and Tim have done their best to keep the dredge “between the rocks”. Thanks to the entire crew.

Clint Weley at Inland Dredging

Introductions are in order for the “ Integrity ’ s ” newest leverman, Clint Wiley. Clint moved up to Inland from Hooks Dredging just over 4 months ago. Clint is 26 and has four kids at home in Pineville, LA that he enjoys spending time with dur- ing his time off, taking them to rodeos, hunting and fishing. Welcome Clint.

December, 2017 - Written by Michael Crownover, Safety Superintendent

Well, another quarter has come and gone and we (Inland) are still at ZERO injuries. Great Job! Yes, we have had some very close calls, but so far we are still true to our course of keeping employees safe. We had all three dredges running during this quarter and had many new employees come into the Inland Dredging family. Let's continue to keep our focus on the goal of hazard recognition and elimination. This job task is a requirement of ALL leadership and employees. If you see a hazard, STOP and eliminate the hazard. If you create the hazard, STOP and eliminate the hazard. I have heard many say, "We don't have enough time or people to eliminate hazards". You do have enough employees to train everyone how to not create a hazard (No elimination needed).

December, 2017 - All three dredges were active during the 3 rd quarter. The Integrity performed 38% of the work, the Kelly L performed 36%, and the Ingenuity performed 26% of the work.

The new float hose has been very beneficial for the Ingenuity. The new anchor barge will be a big plus as well. There are future plans for the Kelly L fleet to upgrade their anchor barge too.

July, 2017 - Written by Michael Crownover, Safety Superintendent

OSHA defines a Safety Culture as “A combination of an organization's safety attitudes, behaviors, beliefs, values, ways of doing things, and other shared characteristics of a particular group of people. ”

What you believe, value and how you do things on the job as an Owner, Vice President, Project Manager, SSHO, Captain, Leverman, Engineer and Deck Hand will show in the culture of the company you work for. Inland Dredging has been in a transformational process for the last two years and because of all our (every employee) hard work, we are seeing the benefits. For the first six months of 2017 we are at ZERO injuries. Yes, we have had a few close calls, but we are on the good path to a safe culture.

July, 2017 - The 2nd quarter saw the Kelly L shouldering the earnings for the company. The management team including Project Manager David Johnston, Captain Gadson Segree, Chief Nick Ranger, SSHO ’ s Chad Hodges and Jeff Ballas and the entire crew of the Kelly L (with great assists from Ethan Clark, Justin Slater, and Shane Neal) demonstrated a high degree of professionalism. We are proud of you. Your continued efforts will show well in the forthcoming 3rd quarter Tuscaloosa work.