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What is the most important criteria for selecting shipyard?

Globally, there are just over 50 thousand oil tankers, bulk carriers, general cargo ships, gas carriers, chemical tankers, ferries and other passenger ships with an average age of 20.6 years. Even if you have a wide range of dry-docks available to..

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Posted by Arild Stølen on 21 aug 2018

Topics: Docking, Classing, Shipyard, Logistics

Periodic ship survey and inspection: Is docking required?

Periodic surveys and inspections of ships are carried out to ensure the safety and seaworthiness of vessels. Not all of them needs docking.

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Posted by Karsten Jensen on 14 aug 2018

Topics: Shipyard, Classing, Docking, Periodic surveys

How to save time and money on your next docking operation?

Time is money and docking takes time. That´s a fact! Read on, and I will reveal how to save time and money on docking operations next time you need to leave the field.

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Posted by Karsten Jensen on 07 aug 2018

Topics: Dry-docking, Shipyard, Classing

Bow Thruster Maintenance and Repair: 3 tips

Bow thrusters are one of the most critical parts of a vessel and are often a costly part to repair. Proper maintenance is therefore crucial for any vessel. Here is 3 tips about thruster maintenance and repair.

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Posted by Karsten Jensen on 31 jul 2018

Topics: Dry-docking, Thruster, Thruster maintenance

Ship Grounding: How to get her back in action?

  A vessel going aground is pretty much a technical ship manager’s worst nightmare. Not only are you looking at unexpected fees for docking and repair, but the ship could also be taken out of business for a long time.

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Posted by Karsten Jensen on 24 jul 2018

Topics: Shipyard, Docking, Diver, Inspection

HSE and Docking: 3 tips for the superintendent

There are many risks associated with the work of dry-docking a large ship. Accidents can have severe consequences for both crew and vessel. To safeguard these assets properly, you must go beyond the basic HSE rules and regulations.

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Posted by Arild Stølen on 17 jul 2018

Topics: Docking, Dry-docking, HSE

Do you need to drain the ship of gas before docking?

Most shipyards require all vessels to be drained of gas and certified as gas free before dry-docking. Did you know that you can avoid time-consuming and costly gas draining, if your ship ventures to the shores of Stavanger in Norway?

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Posted by Karsten Jensen on 10 jul 2018

Topics: Dry-docking, Shipyard, Gas-free

Reduce the cost for your next yard stay

Every shipowner knows, without saying, that dry docking is an expensive process. Let's have a look at it: What cost factors may contribute to minimize overhead costs, along with other unnecessary spending?

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Posted by Karsten Jensen on 03 jul 2018

Topics: Periodic surveys, Docking, Classing, Shipyard, Dry-docking

Box coolers - 3 tips to avoid unexpected costs

You do not want any bad surprises when going to dock with your ship. Box coolers, for example: Leakage? Flange corrosion? Damage to the pipes? Every ship inspector knows the cost associated with damaged box coolers. Here are three tips:

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Posted by Robert Berge on 26 jun 2018

Topics: Docking, Periodic surveys, Shipyard, Box coolers

Dry-Docking: How to select the right shipyard?

With professional planning, preparation and execution, dry docking can become a predictable and efficient process for the shipowner. Which factors should be considered in any case, before selecting the right shipyard?

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Posted by Arild Stølen on 19 jun 2018

Topics: Docking, Classing, Shipyard

 

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