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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, in April 2015, a home-made floating dock, with the capacity of launching 150-ton vessels, was delivered to the Iranian Navy in Iran's waters in the South.
When there's a spring season that combines high snow melt, a heavy spring storm and high tide, it's not unusual for us to get calls for dock floats, floating dock hardware and everything else you can think of because a whole lot of people watched as their floating docks washed out to sea or across a river or lake," said Chris Leuteritz, PE, owner of RDS Dock Hardware.
McGraw designed his floating dock and named it the Old Sitka Dock in recognition of its proximity to the Old Sitka historical site.
Whether using fixed piers or floating docks when planning the facility, several site conditions must receive primary consideration.
The floating dock sections shall be of similar construction and fabrications as the existing floating docks at the C-24 Canal Park.
The Barnegat Bay Bulkhead Blitz pilot project, which started last fall in Toms River, is designed to educate those with floating docks and man-made bulkheads that help to keep stinging sea nettles in check is as simple as periodically scrubbing or power-washing the speck-sized polyps that adhere themselves to hard surfaces.
The Head of State noted that the enterprise was among the leaders of world-famous companies-constructors of floating docks.