General Information and Outline

General Information

GENERAL INFORMATION

DM CONSULTING offers compressive dry dock training for all levels of personnel involved in dry docking ships and vessels.  Attendees include:

  • Dock Masters
  • Docking Officers
  • Dry dock crews
  • Engineers
  • Naval Architects
  • Port Engineers
  • Program/Project Mangers
  • Marine Surveyors
  • Owners Representatives
  • On-site Representatives
  • Consultants
  • Others involved/interested in the dry docking of ships and vessels

The course is presented through classroom lectures, student participation in projects and practical application exercises. The course addresses the deck plate level of practical operation needed by the dock operator and the universally accepted mathematical calculations required to carry out operations in accordance with established sound engineering practices. The course has accreditation with the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers (SNAME) and the Royal Institution of Naval Architects (RINA). The course curriculum includes:

  • Dry docking terminology
  • Calculations
  • Vessel stability
  • Dry dock planning
  • Dry docking procedures
  • Lay period
  • Undocking procedures
  • Incidents/accidents
Course Outline Chapters 1-2

DRY DOCK TRAINING COURSE OUTLINE

INTRODUCTION

MATH REVIEW

SHIP STABILITY

SYMBOLS, ABBREVIATIONS, DEFINITIONS

CHAPTER 1 - ORGANIZATION OF INFORMATION

  1. Gathering pertinent information
  2. Important dry dock references
  3. Limitations


CHAPTER 2 - PREPARING THE DRY DOCK

  1. Determine docking position of the vessel
  2. Determine physical location of basin blocking
  3. Keel block locations
  4. Trapezoidal loading
  5. Draft of instability
  6. Multiple Calculations
  7. Metric to standard calculation sheet
  8. Pumping plan
  9. Quick reference sheet
  10. Seismic / hurricane considerations
  11. Blocking preparations and construction
  12. Soft Caps
  13. Quality assurance

Course Outline Chapters 3-5

CHAPTER 3 - READINESS TO DRY DOCK

  1. Establishing dock / vessel communication
  2. Physical inspection of the vessel
  3. Listed vessels
  4. Trimmed vessels
  5. A docking checklist

CHAPTER 4 - READINESS OF PERSONNEL, GEAR AND SERVICES

  1. Systems in support of the docking / undocking operation
  2. Ship support systems
  3. Work force support systems
  4. Emergency systems
  5. Readiness of gear
  6. Readiness of services
  7. Readiness of personnel
  8. Commands to line handlers

CHAPTER 5 - THE DOCKING EVOLUTION

  1. Preparation for docking
  2. The deflection plane
  3. Critical stages in the docking process
  4. Summarized actions to be taken
  5. Steps for a typical docking procedure
  6. Casualty procedures

Course Outline Chapters 6-7

CHAPTER 6 - LAY PERIOD OF SHIP IN DOCK

  1. Assigned responsibilities
  2. Areas of great concern
  3. Check list for the preparation of undocking

CHAPTER 7 - THE UNDOCKING EVOLUTION

  1. Weight control accounting
  2. Pre-undocking checks
  3. Final check of the dock basin
  4. Final preparation for undocking
  5. Ballasting and lift off of the ship
  6. Flood to depth for exit
  7. The ship is hauled out of the dock
  8. De-ballast and inspect dock
  9. Dock list control during undocking

Course Outline Chapters 8-10

CHAPTER 8 - SPECIAL DRY DOCKING SITUATUIONS

  1. Unique situations
  2. Specially designed ships
  3. Unique work in dry dock
  4. Multiple ship dockings
  5. Hauling a ship in off-center
  6. Cold weather precautions
  7. Extreme overhangs
  8. Self-docking dry dock section

CHAPTER 9 - DOCKING INCIDENTS/ACCIDENTS

  1. Background
  2. Reporting requirements
  3. Analysis and trends

CHAPTER 10 - WRAP-UP

  1. Situations Exercise
  2. Exam
  3. Training Wrap-up

 

 

"Instructor was very experienced and offered good insight to the dry docking process. Gave good lecture, coupled w/ real experience stories. Very helpful during class exercises."
- Gene, Wisconsin