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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

Capacity at the shipyard is crucial

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,..

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Posted by Knut Høiland on 12 jun 2018

Topics: Docking, Classing, Shipyard, Logistics

Inspection by anchor or going to dry dock?

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 Knut Høiland on 05 jun 2018

Topics: Docking, Classing, Shipyard, Periodic surveys

How fast can you perform a docking and classing 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.

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Posted by Karsten Jensen on 29 mai 2018

Topics: Classing, Shipyard, Dry-docking

What You Should Know About Thruster Maintenance

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.

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Posted by Karsten Jensen on 22 mai 2018

Topics: Dry-docking, Thruster maintenance, Thruster

Important HSE aspects to consider during dry-docking

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.

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Posted by Knut Høiland on 15 mai 2018

Topics: Docking, Dry-docking, HSE

Does the ship have to be gas free before dry-docking?

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..

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Posted by Karsten Jensen on 08 mai 2018

Topics: Shipyard, Dry-docking, Gas-free

Ship ran aground - shipyard working hard to get it back in action

  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.

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Posted by Knut Høiland on 02 mai 2018

Topics: Docking, Shipyard, Inspection, Diver

Economy in planning for your yard stay

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.

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Posted by Karsten Jensen on 24 apr 2018

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

Box coolers - the great uncertainty

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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Posted by Robert Berge on 17 apr 2018

Topics: Docking, Shipyard, Periodic surveys, Box coolers



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