floating dry dock

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Noun1.floating dry dock - dry dock that can be submerged under a vessel and then raisedfloating dry dock - dry dock that can be submerged under a vessel and then raised
dry dock, drydock, graving dock - a large dock from which water can be pumped out; used for building ships or for repairing a ship below its waterline
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Together, the 92 axle-lines mobilized the 2,450 metric ton ship from its load-out pier to the 131 meter floating dry dock in approximately three hours.
Dr Al Mazrouei added: "The operational expansion of ADSB through the new floating dry dock in Zayed Port reflects the positive growth seen in the UAE ship building and repair sector.
The invention, which has six columns and a gate at the aft end, resembles a giant floating dry dock which ballasts down on the platform, moves over it and secures it into place using state-of-the-art technology.
I (Puerto Rico) 2/6/2015) requiring the First Circuit to determine whether the doctrine of Uberrimae Fidei, utmost good faith, applied to the sinking of the floating dry dock.
Referring to the plans for a floating dry dock, which is an addition to the state-of-the art ship repair facility, he said: "One of our upcoming projects, which we are proud to announce is our floating dock.
The floating dry dock followed ship construction methods and held the advantage of mobility by tow or self-propulsion.
After pumping and emergency repairs we left the harbor and proceeded to Manus Island in the Admiralty Island chain, where we entered a floating dry dock.
Because the 377-foot long ship is larger than its predecessor, the Los Angeles-class submarine, the base's floating dry dock was upgraded to handle Virginia-class submarines.
1849 Abraham Lincoln secured a patent for his floating dry dock.
It's an ongoing project to build a new 2,500-ton-capacity ship lift and floating dry dock facility," he said.
One possibility is that _ a floating dry dock be sent from Sydney to tow the Nottingham to Australia for repairs.