Drydocking

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Drydocking

Drydocking is the process of taking a vessel out of the water at a dry dock.

Purposes of Dry Docking

Dry docks may be used for construction, but typically vessels are drydocked for maintenance and repair. Having the vessel out of the water allows for inspection and repairs of components which might flood the vessel if attempted while it was afloat (however, see also in-water inspection). Some typical tasks:

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