Missing Unlit Dry Dock Turns Up in The Bahamas After More Than a Year at Sea

The saga of the unlit section of dry dock that has been floating around the Atlantic Ocean for more than a year now may finally be coming to a close after it turned up in the Exuma island chain last week. The Bahamas’ Royal Bahamas Defence Force said the “unidentified floating container unit” was located off Farmer’s Cay and locals were able to anchor the object and place a … [Read more...]

World’s Biggest Dry Dock Sinks Holding Russia’s Only Aircraft Carrier

By Tom Balmforth MOSCOW, Oct 30 (Reuters) - Russia's only aircraft carrier was damaged while undergoing repairs in the north of the country after the floating dock holding it sank in the early hours of Tuesday and a crane crashed onto its deck, tearing a gash up to 5 meters wide. The Admiral Kuznetsov has seen action in Russia's military campaign in Syria in support of … [Read more...]

Photos: 326-Meter Norwegian Breakaway Completes Dry Docking at Damen Shiprepair Brest

The 326-meter, 145,655 tonne Norwegian Breakaway recently completed 11 days in dry-dock at Damen Shiprepair Brest for scheduled maintenance and refurbishment. The main objective of the dry docking was to conduct mechanical work on the ship's two ABB Azipods in close cooperation with ABB. The work included repairing the shaft bearings and replacing the slewing seals requiring … [Read more...]

Dry Dock with Norwegian Tanker Capsizes at Polish Shipyard

A floating dry dock holding a Norwegian tanker capsized Thursday afternoon at the Nauta Shipyard in Gdynia, Poland. The Nauta Shipyard said in a statement that the dry dock began listing at about 1:30 p.m. local time on Thursday and came to rest practically on its side at a depth of about 10 meters.  Inside the dry dock is the Norwegian-flagged tanker Hordafor … [Read more...]

WATCH: Cape Town Dry Dock Accident… Caught on Tape

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Axt0q8Jyyk Video shows an accident in a Cape Town dry dock involving the offshore supply vessel Go Regulus (in orange) and what looks like a fishing trawler (in blue). Latest AIS data as of Dec. 7 shows the Go Regulus at the Sturrock Dry Dock repair and maintenance yard in Cape Town. It appears as though there may have been some sort of … [Read more...]