floating dry dock


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floating dry dock

[¦flōd·iŋ ′drī ‚däk]
(civil engineering)
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Only the technological advantage of the floating dry dock brought the big repair work to Burrard Dry Dock.
1941), scrapbook, Arthur Charlton Burdick Collection, fonds 505, NVMA; William Dey to Austin Taylor, "Report on progress of construction of new Floating Dry Dock at North Van Ship Repairs," 2 Dec.
The remaining cranes, equipment and even the floating dry dock at the Swan Hunter shipyard will be gone forever by the weekend.
Swans' proposed method of working involves a floating dry dock used to tow ships into the yard before being sealed to prevent any potentially contaminated materials escaping.
* Building a 10,000 deadweight-ton floating dry dock, mooring system and electrical and mechanical tie-ins in Ketchikan for the state of Alaska.
Soon everything from the iconic cranes to the yard's 20,000-ton floating dry dock will be packed off to the Indian subcontinent.
Handrails have also been replaced and other structural repairs carried out before the full pontoon was delicately lowered back into place earlier this week using a floating dry dock.
Tonight a painstaking operation will swing into action to transfer the vessel from its floating dry dock to the river.