Class 1 & 2 Oral Answer ( Part 8 )
Dry docking with full cargoonboard:
Followings things to be considered while docking with full cargo:
Vessel is subjected to more severe stress and strains than normal dry dock.Uneven distribution of weight.Additional weight of the vesselUnable to achieve required draft for enteringCertain extra precautions to be taken.
Following actions to be taken before entering:
Press up the DB tanks beneath the holds.Distribute the weight of the cargo evenly over the inner bottom.Avoid local loadingInform yard about cargo's characteristics, cargo plan and weight distribution in respective holds.All cargoes onboard properly lashed, secured.Communicate with yard with respect to extra shores or keel/bilge blocks.Vessel upright, minimize free surface effect, adequate stability, trimmed as per yard'srequirement.Stand-by and prepare fire fighting equipments for repair and adjacent areas.
Not possible for normal dry docking.Damage or repair works in a suitable position.Possible to pump out some of the dock water sufficient to expose the affected area.Leave the vessel partly waterborne.Reduce the reactions on the blocks.Reduce the tendencies of hogging.Reduce the tendencies of sagging.
Preparation for dry docking
Arrange a meeting with the heads of departments. Inform them about the dry docking plan.Inform them about:The dry dock, particulars of dry dock, if any, expected date of dry dock etc.Instruct the chief engineer / chief officer to prepare a comprehensive dry docking and repair list.Arrange another meeting with the head of the departments to go through the repair listrespectively.Determine which repairs can be done onboard by ship’s personnel.Check there is no overlapping of repairs between various departments.Recompile repair list of both departments. Prepare an official repair list, include proper photocopies of plans or diagrams of parts to repair.2