Workshop Overview

The course begins with the basics and safety concerns, and progresses through all phases of dry docking: preparation, docking, lay period, and undocking. The course ends with a discussion of Accidents and Incidents.

It's designed to be relevant to Dock Masters, Docking Officers, Engineers, Naval Architects, Port Engineers and others involved in the dry docking of ships and vessels. The course is presented through classroom lectures, student participation in projects and practical application exercises. The course addresses the deck plate level of practical operation needed by the dock operator and the universally accepted mathematical calculations required to carry out operations in accordance with established sound engineering practices.

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Key Benefits of Attending

  • Understanding different dry dock advantages and disadvantages
  • Introduction to drydocking basics and safety concerns
  • Comprehend universal drydocking and undocking calculations
  • Hands-on course with student participation in projects and practical application exercises
  • Learn from past dry dock accidents and incidents
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Who Should Attend

This training is targeted for:

  • Consultants
  • Dock Masters/Docking Officers
  • Dry Dock crews
  • Engineers
  • Insurance personnel
  • Launch/Load Masters
  • Marine Surveyors
  • Naval Architects
  • On-site Representatives
  • Owners Representatives
  • Port Engineers
  • Program/Project Managers
  • Shipyard Management
  • Others involved/interested in the dry docks, drydocking vessels, launching ships, heavy lift operations, vessel transfers, etc.

Past participants included representatives of shipyards, engineering and consulting firms, ship owners, and government agencies from six different continents.