Tugboat Miss Nicole in MS Sound

Specialty Dredging Service

Matthews Brothers’ specialty dredging service employs personnel and utilizes equipment that are versatile to many conditions and situations. We have the capabilities to dredge or trench all aggregate classes of sediment. Our TOYO Submersible Pump System is capable of dredging sediments from very fine sand to muddy sandy conglomerate. Our clamshell bucket and excavation equipment can be configured with the capabilities of dredging aggregate classes of sediment from silt to clay, and fine gravel to boulders. Our discharge method includes a slurry box with a booster pump that feeds any distance of pipe needed to successfully discharge materials in a safe upland or designated disposal site.

Although our primary focus is specialty dredging, we are also competent in providing a variety of other marine services including, but not limited to, reef building, debris removal, marine salvage, crane barge service, marine towing and material handling.


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Vessels and Barges


  • 150 Ton
    Lima 2400B
  • 125 Ton
    American 9260
  • 50 Ton
    American 5299
  • 17 Ton
    Link Belt LS-78

Other Equipment

  • John Deere 450D Material Handler
  • Volvo EC290BLR Long Reach Excavator
  • Caterpillar 315C Excavator
  • Caterpillar 416C Backhoe Loader