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Dry Dock Training

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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 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”.

Course Benefits

  • 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:

  • 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 dry docks, drydocking vessels, launching ships, heavy lift operations, and vessel transfers.

Course Fees

Please note places for this training course are very limited and so are offered on a first come first served basis.

RINA members: £1700+VAT

Non members: £1800+VAT

Group (3 delegates or more): £1670+VAT

The places for the Dry Dock Training 2023 have now been filled. If you wish to be added to the waitlist, please contact the Events Coordinator Rusne Ramonaite at

Dry Dock Training


13th June, 2023 - 16th June, 2023    
08:00 - 16:00


RINA Headquarters
8-9 Northumberland Street,, London, WC2N 5DA