Petterson has not only revitalized the U.S.’s biggest dredging company – he’s made it a leader in employee safety and a growing presence in offshore wind.
While on location with a project in Charleston Harbor, SC, Great Lakes Dredge & Dock was able to lend a helping hand to a local environmental organization, Wounded Nature, to raise a derelict sailboat.
It all began with the TSHD Terrapin Island dredging Contract 1 of the Post 45 Charleston Harbor Deepening Project. GLDD’s third party Endangered Species Observers (ESOs) from Coastwise Consulting were living on board the vessel for response/support in the event of an environmental incident. After the dredge filled the hopper and completed the load, ESO Candace Cox performed her routine inspections. During observation she saw a small Kemp’s ridley sea turtle on the sandy material inside the hopper.