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dry dock

a basin-like structure that is large enough to admit a ship and that can be pumped dry for work on the ship's bottom

dry dock

[′drī ‚däk]
(civil engineering)
A dock providing support for a vessel and a means for removing the water so that the bottom of the vessel can be exposed.
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UK Docks, founded by Harry Wilson as Tyne Slipway and Engineering Co in South Shields in 1995, has grown into a national company with boat repair facilities at Gosport and Whitehaven alongside its facilities on the Tyne and a dry dock on the Wear.
The captain of the ship, Jitendra Singh Negi, told Gulf News that the problem of irregular salary payment has been going on for over a year but now at the dry docks it has gone from bad to worse.
The decision means the Harris Pye Group has failed in its attempt to renew the necessary licence to develop and expand Swansea Dry Docks for the refurbishment and repair of ships.
We invested heavily to revitalise the dry docks and are firmly committed to ongoing investment in them to enhance the existing facility and continually improve the service to clients.
Safe operation and maintenance of dry dock facilities.
As such the dry dock does not become the principal exhibition space per se, but instead becomes the Museum's sunken facade, interrupted by three inhabited bridging elements that form part of a looping route of exhibition spaces.
Coun Roger Horton told the committee: "I think the dry docks should be saved.
Northwestern now gets a 15-year lease on dry docks on the northern side of the former Laird's yard.
The Caribbean Dry Dock shipyard, in the Bay of Havana, has completed a $1 million project for a similar company in Curacao.
The nationwide permit authorizes bulkhead replacement and shoreline stabilization, removal of two sunken dry docks, together with minor dredging.
Coast Guard (USCG) contract for Mare Island Dry Docks, LLC, which is for the dry docking and ship repairs of the icebreaker Polar Star.
It comprises two dry docks of 410 m long, 95 m and 80 m wide, 10 m deep, and 14 m high.