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Dry docking: A challenging project

A project is considered a temporary endeavor that is undertaken to create a unique product, service, or result. The temporary nature of projects indicates a definite beginning and end. To that broad definition a correlation with dry-dock can be found since vessel’s dry-dock for special survey and repairs is also within limited time and serves a specific objective which is repeated periodically as per Class registry requirements and shipping industry practices, writes Capt. Yiannis Kapageridis, QA Superintendent, TMS Tankers.

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USCG: Information on BWMS compliance date extensions and next drydocking

USCG is aware of the challenges owners and operators face in opting and installing a BWMS in order to keep up with the USCG regulations. Therefore, after considering the interpretation of the 'next scheduled drydocking' with regard to 33 CFR 151 Subparts C and D, the Coast Guard provides extra guidance on what constitutes entry into drydock and the end of an extension period.

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Watch: Propeller installation at Spectrum of the Seas

This video published by the Royal Caribbean, depicts the installation of the ship's massive propellers for its azipod propulsion system. Designed especially for the Chinese market, Spectrum of the Seas will be the largest and most expensive ship in Asia when it sails from Shanghai, China starting in June 2019. Spectrum of the Seas is nearing completion, as it was floated out of the dry dock on February 25, 2019.

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Watch: Spectrum of the Seas floated out

Spectrum of the Seas is nearing completion, as it was floated out of the dry dock on February 25, 2019, to start the next phase of construction at Meyer Werft shipyard in Papenburg, Germany. Spectrum will be delivered in April 2019, and will be operating in the Chinese market. Two tugboats, with 9,000 horsepower each, pulled the ship out of the dry dock.

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