MULTIPLE VESSEL DRYDOCKING

DOCK PARTICULARS: L=200m B(int)=32m RFA “GOLD ROVER” (LOA=140m)

F/V ZURRY (LOA=48m)

COMMERCIAL FLEXIBILITY

AND OTHER ISSUES RELATED WITH THE OPERATION OF A FLOATING DOCK

THE EARTH

Montevideo URUGUAY

… our ever floating vessel.

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THE RIVER PLATE TSAKOS … at home in the universe of shipping.A. TSAKOS INDUSTRIAS NAVALES S. FLOATING DOCKS WORKSHOP IN OUR PREMISES AT MONTEVIDEO HARBOUR … 2 .

… a Solitaire One Or .. .....can be dry-docked. 3 . … multiple vessels..

W (A) R P S K S (B) R P W S K S (C) P W S K S FIRST STEP THE CRADLE 4 .

SIDEWALL PILLARS 3 B/2+0.25m 2 1 KEELBLOCKS 5 .

HAULING IN 6 .

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•Pillars help to center the vessel and permit to handle her from one side only. 9 .SIDE BLOCKING ADVANTAGES OF THIS METHOD •Several fishing vessels drydocked in a dock designed only for a big one. •A simple cradle needs simple drawings. •No interference from higher side blocks.

ONE VESSEL MULTIPLE PROBLEMS Matching Strong Points Bottom Longitudinals Dock’s Trans. 10 . Bkhds.

10m 11 .DAMAGED BOTTOMS SEAGULL WINGS OVERHANGING Up to 0.15 x LOA: A solution for the shipyard. but shocking for some owners. M/T PRESIDENTE ARTURO ILLIA / LOA=215.

DREDGING UNDER IHC BEAVER 1500 + “ELEPHANT TRUNK” DREDGE “WIFI” 12 .

LIFTING...DOCKING. a time for enhancing your doubts... & LAUNCHING . A FINAL WORD ABOUT.. THANK YOU!!! 13 ..they are worlds with future! And now.