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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
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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.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Ted Scurr, director at Vanguard Shipping, said: "This project began in 2007 and has involved dismantling, packing and shipping all of the associated items from Swan Hunter's shipyard to Dahbol in India." Transferring the remaining cranes, equipment and floating dry-dock at Swan Hunter is no mean feat and requires a specialist heavy lift vessel the 'Osprey' which arrived on the Tyne on Wednesday April 1.
While in dry-dock the shipyard will establish a topside guardrail system called a Pigpen.
While the ship was dry-docked in the former Boston Navy yard, she underwent a hull strengthening initiative including the installation of diagonal riders.
Mr Russell Orme, who heads DLA's corporate division in Birmingham, said: 'The largest of dry-dock facilities in Marseilles is around three times the size of Cammell Laird's Birkenhead dock and it will give them a major presence on the Mediterranean in addition to their Gibraltar operation.
"Brows, gangways, or ramps from the ship-to-shore or ship-to-ways or to dry-dock side, shall be provided in sufficient number to permit the rapid egress, under emergency conditions, of all personnel on board.
The dry-dock's owner, the Port Arthur Ship Building Company Ltd.
We made $1.5 billion in revenues from our companies in Singapore and Indonesia, and another $1 billion from our dry-dock in Dubai," Bin Sulayem said.