Dry Docking – Bottom Survey
For the marine sector, INTLREG provides dry dock survey services. All seagoing vessel is mandated by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) and the Safety of Life at Sea to undertake a dry dock survey at regulated intervals (SOLAS). These dry dock checks are critical for carryout out inspections & effecting repairs as instructed by the attending Intlreg Class Surveyor. This extends the ship’s usable life while also ensuring the safety of the ship, her crew, and the environment.
A dry dock survey is when a vessel is removed from the water and carefully inspected. The vessel is removed and placed in one of three main dry-docking types, exposing the under-water hull and machinery areas. INTLREG specialists will be able to check portions of the vessel that would otherwise be submerged below the water line. Metallic materials used in ship construction can be vulnerable to salt-water interactions, humidity, and temperature – all of which can contribute to corrosion flaws. Our professionals can detect such flaws throughout the survey process, avoiding minor flaws from escalating into more catastrophic damage over time.
Two bottom surveys are required by statute and class standards every five years to check the hull’s integrity and water tightness. An in-water bottom survey may be used instead of the typical dry docking associated with these bottom surveys. Depending on the vessel, dry docking surveys requires substantial preparation and planning. Fortunately, our consultation services team, can discuss our services and specific requirements of your vessel. Please contact us right away if your vessel requires a dry dock survey.