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For a Marvelous, Ten Year Drydocking Interval

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^ Applying Surface Treated Composite (STC) Coatings – Image Courtesy of Hydex Solutions at http://shiphullperformance.org/getJournalPDF/15.pdf

This is the second in a series of two articles and is largely based on the whitepaper Extending the Interval Between Drydocking to Ten Years by Hydex Solutions. The first article viz. Is Dry Docking a Necessary Evil? deals with the numerous aspects of drydocking.

The Path Between Two Extremes

Drydocking ships is necessary to counter fouling and corrosion, the two most potent destroyers of ship hulls. And because painting hulls after cleaning and shot blasting them deals with both these insidious raiders, it is the most important operation in drydocking. Read More

Is Drydocking A Necessary Evil?

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^ Drydocking Ships is a Mammoth Operation – Image Courtesy of Hydex Solutions at http://shiphullperformance.org/getJournalPDF/15.pdf

First in a series of two, this article is based largely on the whitepaper Extending the Interval Between Drydocking to Ten Years by Hydex Solutions.

An Inconvenient Necessity

Drydocking is a bitter pill. But as the owner or operator of a ship, you have to swallow it or you could land yourself in serious financial and legal trouble. Not for nothing does the shipping world regard this procedure as a necessary evil.

Expensive, complicated, lengthy, and stressful is how many will describe it. But as is usually the case, swallowing bitter pills does keep you healthy. Drydocking is no exception. It keeps your ships healthy. And it keeps you out of trouble. Read More