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Why use dry dock?


Here are a few more reasons for using dry dock:

  1. Corrosion Reduction: Dry dock enables the complete drying of the ship’s hull, helping to prevent corrosion and extending the life of the vessel.
  2. Repair Flexibility: With the ship out of the water, it’s easier to plan and execute repairs since there’s no water pressure or movement restrictions.
  3. Performance Enhancement: Regular maintenance and repairs in dry dock can improve the ship’s performance, including speed, stability, and fuel efficiency.
  4. Safety and Environmental Protection: Dry dock provides a controlled working environment, reducing the risk of accidents and facilitating the use of safety measures. It also prevents environmental pollution from potential leaks or spills of chemicals or fuel into the water.
  5. Cost Reduction: While there may be costs associated with using dry dock, in the long run, regular maintenance and repairs can reduce the expenses of emergency repairs or prolonged damage.

Therefore, using dry dock can be crucial for preserving, enhancing, and prolonging the life of a vessel, while ensuring safety and environmental protection simultaneously.