The Dry Dock Training Course provides in-depth technical guidance on the process of dry-docking ships and vessels. The course begins with the basic principles and safety concerns, then progresses through all phases of drydocking; preparation and planning, drydocking, lay period, and undocking. The course ends with a discussion of past accidents. With over 150 years of dry dock experience, DM Consulting brings clarity and organization to an otherwise complex set of drydocking principles.
DM Consulting is the world leader in dry dock training. Past participants included representatives of shipyards, engineering companies, consulting firms, ship owners, and government agencies from six continents. See www.drydocktraining.com for details on the 4-day training course including a list of past attendees and testimonials. DM Consulting’s Dry Dock Training Course has accreditation with both The Society of Naval Architects & Marine Engineers (SNAME) and The Royal Institution of Naval Architects (RINA). Both experienced and inexperienced dry dock personnel have benefited from attending the training. Over 75% of all course attendees rate the course as “excellent”.
Understand the Art and Science of drydocking ships and vessels.
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.
Who Should Attend?
This training is targeted for:
Dock Masters/Docking Officers
Dry Dock crews
Engineers -Insurance personnel
Others involved/interested in dry docks, drydocking vessels, launching ships, heavy lift operations, and vessel transfers.
£1700 + VAT
£1800 + VAT
Group (3 delegates or more)
£1670 + VAT
Dry Dock Training Course Outline
The course will commence from 8am-5pm UK time
Dry Dock Terminology:
– Types of dry docks:
Floating dry docks
Types of blocks
Naval Architecture and Stability
Dry dock data
Hydrostatics- Ship condition/loading
Dry Dock Math and Science:
Decimals and fractions
Rates and conversions
Standard docking notation
Forces and moments
Block quality checks
Dry dock inspection
Services/support systems- Drydocking checklist
Lay Period Phase:
Lay period checklist
Dry dock inspection
Ship watertight integrity
Final dry dock inspection
– Weight changes
Stability – Knuckle/suing reaction – Stability at lift off – Draft at lift off – Operational stops
Dry Dock Maintenance:
Scheduled maintenance programs
Floating dry docks
Other dry dock types
Open Questions Session:
Attendee provided scenarios
Drydocking Preparations Practical:
Heavy lift operations
– Unique situations
– Situations exercise
– Modern dry dock systems
Technical knowledge evaluation
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Development. On completion of the course a CPD certificate will be issued.
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