Removing Debris in Dredge

A guide to removing obstacles

While navigating through Dredge, you may come across rock walls that block your path. This guide will teach you how to remove Debris, where to obtain Explosives, and how to complete the Hermit pursuit.

Debris are rock obstacles scattered throughout Dredge that can impede your progress. Fortunately, you can remove them with Packed Explosives. This page explains how to acquire and use the explosives, as well as how to unlock this mechanic in the game.

How to Use Explosives to Remove Debris

To remove an obstacle, you\’ll need Packed Explosives. You can purchase them at Whaling Yards in Ingfell or from the Traveling Merchant at Pontoon locations. However, you must first complete the Hermitage pursuit to gain access to the explosives.

A step-by-step walkthrough for the Hermitage pursuit can be found on its dedicated page.

Approach a Debris obstacle and interact with it using F (PC), X (PS), or A (Xbox). Then, select \”Use Explosives\” from the menu. The rock barrier will disappear, opening up the path.

It\’s wise to keep a few explosives on hand to clear obstacles that may impede your progress. However, be careful not to block your inventory slot with explosives as they will be lost if they fall overboard.

Remember that Packed Explosives must be in your cargo to use them. If they are stored elsewhere, they cannot be used.


What is a dredge and what is its purpose?

A dredge is a tool used to remove debris, sediment, or other material from underwater environments. It is typically a large, heavy machine that operates by digging into the bottom of a body of water and scooping up the material, which is then transported to the surface for disposal. Dredging is often used to create or maintain navigable waterways, to remove contaminants from a water source, or to extract valuable minerals or other resources from the ocean floor.

What are the different types of dredges?

There are several different types of dredges, each designed for a specific type of material or environment. Hydraulic dredges use a powerful stream of water to loosen and transport material, while mechanical dredges use a bucket or scoop to physically dig into the sediment. Hopper dredges are used to remove large volumes of material and transport it to a disposal site, while cutter suction dredges are used to remove harder material like rock or clay. Each type of dredge has its own advantages and disadvantages, and the choice of dredge will depend on the specific needs of the project.

What are the environmental impacts of dredging?

Dredging can have a significant impact on the environment, particularly if it is not done carefully and responsibly. The disturbance of the sediment can release pollutants or other contaminants into the water, and the removal of material can change the physical characteristics of the water body, affecting the ecology of the area. Additionally, the noise and disturbance caused by dredging can disrupt marine life and interfere with recreational activities. To mitigate these impacts, dredging projects must be carefully planned and executed, and environmental protections must be put in place to minimize harm to the ecosystem.

What are the safety precautions that need to be taken when operating a dredge?

Operating a dredge can be dangerous work, and there are a number of safety precautions that must be taken to ensure the safety of the crew and the equipment. Workers must wear appropriate personal protective equipment, including hard hats, eye protection, and heavy-duty gloves. The dredge operator must be properly trained and licensed to operate the machinery, and must follow all safety protocols and procedures. The crew must also be aware of potential hazards like underwater obstacles, strong currents, and unstable sediment, and must take appropriate measures to avoid accidents or injuries.

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