This book covers every aspect of the dry docking of seagoing vessels. It provides a guide to industry for the different dock types and docking procedures inclusive of material management, steelwork operations and dry dock legislation. Docking a vessel successfully involves many skills and trades, requiring a teamwork operation between ship’s crews and the shoreside docking personnel. This book describes dock types alongside the various methods of docking, stability concerns, repair activities, steelwork management, legislation and survey detail, as well as shipyard safety requirements.
Includes a new chapter on steelwork and material management of the shipyard complex.
Contains over a hundred photographs and illustrations, including a full colour plate section.
Full coverage of dry dock operations, handling facilities, main shipbuilding slips and shipyard repair activities.
Preface to 1st Edition
Preface to 2nd Edition
About the Author
List of Abbreviations
Conversion equivalents of common units in use within the docking/shipbuilding
and marine industries
Marine Measurement Terminology
Shipboard Plate and Construction Terms
A Brief Anthology of Shipbuilding and the Dawn of Docking Ships
1 Dry Dock Types
2 The Procedure to Dry Dock Ships
3 Dry Dock Stability
4 Dry Dock Operations
5 Dry Dock – Safety Procedures
6 Steelwork and Material Management of the Shipyard
7 Dry Dock Legislation and Associated Industries
Dry Dock Outlook – Summary