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movement of the vessel off of the dry in the course to provide a complete un- have shown both experienced and inex- are a signi? cant part of the shipbuild- dock platform to a repair area on land. derstanding of possible drydocking perienced dry dock personnel have ben- ing and repair industry. The bene? ts of

Floating dry docks are vessels that re- methods. e? ted from attending the training. The completing this course are not limited quire proper blasting and ? ooding to DM Consulting instructors have a educational background of the course to Dock Masters. Other knowledgeable operate. Each dry dock requires special combined 100+ years of experience in attendees varies greatly from minimal drydocking personnel are required to as- operating procedures and each opera- the industry and U.S. Navy drydock- formal education to graduate degrees sist the Dock Master in the drydocking tion requires special consideration due ing quali? cations. Leveraging hands-on in Naval Architecture and Engineering. process. Completion of this course will to the variety of shapes and weights of experience in both the government and DM Consulting provides a dynamic assist Docking Of? cers, dry dock crew ships. Most ships that are scheduled for private sector, good engineering princi- learning environment with classroom personnel, engineers, naval architects, drydocking will have a Docking Plan ples and common sense, DM Consulting lectures, hands on projects, and practical port engineers, marine surveyors, proj- re? ecting the hull form and any unusual developed the technically sound Basic application exercises. There are also op- ect/program managers, ship operators/ hull anomalies that must be taken into Dry Dock Training Course, accredited portunities for attendees to take part in owners, and others involved in drydock- consideration. The applica tion of gener- by SNAME (Society of Naval Archi- discussions where they can gain knowl- ing vessels in execution of their duties. al principals and concepts taught in DM tects and Marine Engineers) and RINA edge and share experiences. Beyond the Basic Dry Dock Training

Consulting’s course will allow the Dock (Royal Institution of Naval Architects). This training course cannot, of itself, Course, the Dry Dock Conference pro-

Master to decide if a ship can be safely The course addresses the deck plate level produce a fully quali? ed Dock Master. vides additional training and exposure drydocked based on the ship’s shape, of knowledge required by the dry dock An intensive effort on the part of the stu- for personnel in the drydocking indus- size, and weight. operators. This includes the mathemati- dent and hands-on training outside the try. Conference presentations given by

Drydocking a vessel is both an art and cal calculations required to carry out op- classroom will better prepare the indi- various experts in the dry dock ? eld will a science. There are many approaches erations in accordance with established vidual in achieving this goal. The course cover unusual, unique and problem dry to the drydocking of vessels and ships, engineering practices. provides the academic background to dockings, launchings, and heavy lifts. some are very conservative and safe The course covers the basic principles enable the prospective Dock Master to Additionally, new facilities and ideas while others are more risky. The course of drydocking, progresses through safe- understand and fully assimilate knowl- for the industry are introduced. The Dry puts emphasis on a safe drydocking ap- ty concerns, and all drydocking phases: edge to be gained in a period of addition- Dock Conference is held every two years proach. These safety precautions result preparation, drydocking, lay period, and al practical training on his/hers assigned and the next conference is scheduled for in extra costs, while other organizations undocking. There is dedicated time to dry dock prior to ? nal certi? cation and 2017. are driven by ef? ciency and cost. Both share experiences and a discussion of quali? cation of as a Dock Master. approaches to drydocking are discussed accidents and incidents. Course surveys Dry docks and the drydocking process 39

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