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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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Under the terms of the contract, ADSB will perform all of the dry-dockings for the next three years at its yard in Musaffah, Abu Dhabi.
Our long-term working relationship with Cammell Laird is so good that we're now looking at a planned five year dry-docking programme rather than a year-by-year one.
3% sequentially compared to the first quarter of 2006 when one of the roll-on, roll-off vessels was also not utilized due to dry-docking activity.
2 million under defer-and-amortize method of accounting for dry-docking used by peers
Vigor Marine, Portland, Oregon, has been awarded a $7,066,873 firm-fixed-price contract for an emergent dry-docking of USS Howard (DDG-83) to accomplish repairs to the port controllable pitch propeller system.
By conducting the dry-docking the DNR is able to maintain the condition of the vessel to avoid unplanned, expensive repairs and to keep the vessel operational to complete its work on the water.
Tenders are invited for Supply Of Balsam-Wood Required For Dry-Docking Arrangement Of Scorpene Submarine In Dry-Dock
Work will include general ship services for ship clean and gas free tanks, voids, cofferdams, hazardous waste disposal, ballast tank recoat, tank deck overhead preservation, potable water tank preservation full blast/coat, port and starboard main engine 72,000 hour overhaul, cargo system wire replacement, cargo console mechanical support, rehooking and annual lifeboat recertification, rescue boat davit relocation, dry-docking and undocking vessel and underwater hull cleaning.
Contract Awarded for 75-calendar day regular overhaul and dry-docking of USNS Arctic (T-AOE 8).
BAE Systems San Diego Ship Repair, San Diego, California, has won a $15,866,612 modification to previously awarded contract (N00024-11-C-4408) for USS Decatur (DDG 73) fiscal 2014 Dry-Docking Selected Restricted Availability, stated US Department of Defense (DoD).
BAE Systems San Diego Ship Repair has been awarded a $20,524,009 modification to previously awarded cost-plus-award-fee/incentive-fee contract for 'USS Decatur' (DDG 73) fiscal 2014 dry-docking selected restricted availability, announced by the US Department of Defense.
A $20,524,009 modification has been presented by BAE Systems San Diego Ship Repair, San Diego, California, to previously awarded cost-plus-award-fee/incentive-fee contract for USS Decatur (DDG 73) fiscal 2014 dry-docking selected restricted availability.