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Container vessel runs into trailing suction hopper dredger W.D. Fairway

Date: March 8, 2007

Royal Boskalis Westminster nv announces that today at around 2.00 PM local time a container vessel ran into its trailer suction hopper dredger W.D. Fairway during dredging operations in Tianjin, China. There were no personal injuries. The vessel is currently stable and the crew is on board.

The cause of the collision and the level of damage are not yet known and are being investigated.

Royal Boskalis Westminster nv is an international group with a leading position in the world market for dredging services. Its core activities are the construction and maintenance of ports and waterways, land reclamation, coastal defense and riverbank protection. The company holds important home market positions in and outside of Europe and targets all market segments in the dredging industry. It also has positions in strategic partnerships in the Middle East (Archirodon) and in offshore services (Lamnalco). Boskalis has a versatile fleet of over 300 units and operates in over 50 countries across five continents. Including its share in partnerships, Boskalis has over 7,000 employees.

For further information please contact:

Roel Berends - Corporate Relations
Telephone: +31 (0)78 69 69 314 / +31 (0)6 2001 0232
Fax: +31 (0)78 69 69 805

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