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?
There are a several hundred dry-docks spread around the world, most of them situated in Asia. It means you have a wide range of options docking your ships for intermediate and main classing. Also knowing there are just about 1.8 million oil tankers,..
Periodic surveys and inspections of ships are carried out to ensure the safety and seaworthiness of vessels. Not all of them needs docking.
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.
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 what you need to know about the subject of thruster maintenance and repair.
We all know that there are many risks associated with the work of dry-docking a large ship, and that accidents can have severe consequences for both crew and vessel. To safeguard these assets, we must do more than fill out an HSE-form.
Docking ships that contain gas is generally considered as risky business. That’s why most shipyards require all vessels to be drained of gas and certified as gas free before entering the docks. This is both time-consuming and costly, but if your..
A vessel going aground is pretty much a technical ship manager’s worst nightmare. Not only are you looking at unexpected docking and reparation fees, but the ship could also be taken out of business for an excruciatingly long time.
Let´s face it; dry docking is an expensive process which requires systematic and efficient planning and cost estimation to minimize overhead costs along with another unnecessary spending.
Box coolers are the great uncertainty when going to dock with your ship. Is it leakage? Is it corrosion in the flange? Is it damage to the pipes? Every ship inspector knows the cost of large improvement of box coolers. Don´t be surprised!
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