Page 38: of Maritime Reporter Magazine (March 2016)

Green Marine Technology

Read this page in Pdf, Flash or Html5 edition of March 2016 Maritime Reporter Magazine

training & education : drydocking training

Dry Dock Training & Education

BY JOE STIGLICH rydocking and undocking of conducts a Basic Dry Dock Training ? oating, and vertical lift/ship lifts. Each and execute dry dock operations. Dock ships and vessels is a small Course, hosts the Dry Dock Conference, major type of dry dock has several types Masters should be developed through but specialized part of the and consults with organizations requir- or versions. Additionally, travel lifts, formal training, on the job observations,

Dshipbuilding and repair in- ing drydocking or undocking assistance. cranes, or air bags are other methods of and participating in actual drydocking dustry. There is little written about dry- The process of drydocking involves drydocking vessels. operations. docking of vessels. Engineering and lifting, lowering and balancing an ex- The Captain or Master is the person In preparation of a drydocking, the

Naval Architecture books only include tremely heavy weight, while landing and normally responsible for the safety of Dock Master should be able to carry out limited information on the drydocking of supporting of a vessel out of the water. the ship. However, the Dock Master as- calculations pertaining to ship’s weight, vessels. There are no universal dry dock It must be maintained it that position sumes this responsibility when the ship weight distribution and stability. These standards. As a result, organizations of- throughout the period of work, and then enters a dry dock. Therefore, the Dock calculations are computed while respect- ten design, build, maintain and operate safely returned to its normal ? oating po- Master must have the ability to orches- ing the limitations of the ship and the dry their dry dock facilities with little sound sition. trate a safe dry dock operation. Dock dock. Additionally, many drydocking engineering guidance. To bridge the gap There are four major types of dry Masters train crews, establish proce- situations are unique. Some dry docks of lack of information, DM Consulting docks: basin/graving, railway/slipway, dures, maintain dry dock equipment, have transfer capabilities which allow (Photo: Greg Trauthwein) 38 Maritime Reporter & Engineering News • MARCH 2016

MR #3 (34-39).indd 38 3/2/2016 10:22:04 AM

Maritime Reporter

First published in 1881 Maritime Reporter is the world's largest audited circulation publication serving the global maritime industry.