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..
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 next time you need to leave the field.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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?
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:
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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