floating dock


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floating dock

[¦flōd·iŋ ′däk]
(civil engineering)
A form of dry dock for repairing ships; it can be partly submerged by controlled flooding to receive a vessel, then raised by pumping out the water so that the vessel's bottom can be exposed. Also known as floating dry dock.
A barge or flatboat which is used as a wharf.
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Also, Ekhtelat, the manager of Khorramshahr's Shahid Moussavi ship-building industry, addressed the ceremony, and said the floating dock can be applied for launching different types of vessels less than 150 tons in weight.
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It was gratifying to see the new floating dock being utilised for such a ground-breaking project, fulfilling our vision of innovatively serving the international oil and gas market," says Hannes Uys, CEO of EBH Namibia.
A floating dock is certainly desired by industry," he says.
Floating dock installations will generally cost more and will require more maintenance over a period of time; however, there is the obvious advantage of flexibility of design.
So far, about $2 million has been spent on the basin, a floating dock for about 60 boats and on moving the Norgoma museum ship inside the basin from an outside berth.
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TEHRAN (FNA)- The Iranian Navy unveiled two overhauled helicopters and a floating dock, with the capacity of launching 800-ton vessels, on Wednesday in a ceremony participated by Army Commander Major General Ataollah Salehi and Navy Commander Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari.
AccuDock has been awarded primary manufacturer and supplier of each floating dock system for the 2013 World Rowing Championships for Chungju, South Korea.
Referring to the plans for a floating dry dock, which is an addition to the state-of-the art ship repair facility, he said: "One of our upcoming projects, which we are proud to announce is our floating dock.
Likewise the two floating docks have seen increases in occupancy with 100 per cent for Floating Dock Number 2 and 98.