Docking a vessel successfully involves many skills and trades, requiring a teamwork operation between ships crews and the shoreside docking personnel. This book describes dock types alongside the various methods of docking, stability concerns, repair activities, steelwork management, legislation and survey detail, as well as shipyard safety requirements.
- Includes a new chapter on steelwork and material management of the shipyard complex.
- Contains over a hundred photographs and illustrations, including a full colour plate section.
- Full coverage of dry dock operations, handling facilities, main ship building slips and shipyard repair activities.