Dry-Docking Safety

Putting a ship into dry-dock for repair work presents a host of dangers not normally encountered by a vessel when it is at sea. Foremost is the necessity for the ship's master to work closely with shipyard personnel to ensure the safety of the crew.

Written from the perspective of a Contracts Manager at a UK shipyard, this risk bulletin provides guidelines and best practices for managing the many risks inherent in a yard environment. Its relevance is substantial for any risk-management scenario, however, whether from the ship's or the yard's perspective.