Cutter suction dredger (CSD)

A cutter suction dredger (CSD) is a type of maritime vessel that is used for digging and removing sediment and other materials from the bottom of a body of water. The vessel has a cutting tool, typically in the form of a rotating cutter head, that is used to break up and loosen sediment, while a suction pipe then vacuums up the material and pumps it to a storage area on the dredger. This type of dredger is commonly used in various applications such as maintaining navigational channels, beach nourishment, land reclamation, and more. Link to cutter suction dredgers