Drydocking and Repairs (ABS Course)

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This course will provide port engineers with an understanding of dry docking and repairs as it relates to ABS Class. In addition, Port Engineers will become familiar with scheduled surveys, unexpected repairs, and unscheduled maintenance. Marine inspectors, surveyors, and superintendents need to be familiar with the operational and administrative aspects involved in drydocking and repairs, including safety practices while on dock. Through discussions and exercises, participants will become familiar with various facilities and preparation techniques related to classification surveys and best practices for Port Engineers.


In this interactive one-day course, experienced instructors will take participants through best practices for drydocking preparation and repairs to confirm that the concepts are clearly defined and understood.

  • Load Line Survey and Stability
  • Safety precautions during drydock preparation
  • Classification surveys during drydock
  • Reports and records after drydock
  • Decision making for awarding repair contract
  • Quality control, safety, time constraints, work complexities, and interrelations
  • Qualitative and quantitative measures for drydock completion
  • Handling extensions of overall repair time
  • Case Study (Caisson Failure – NASSCO) (pending material)

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