Lifting Capacity: 22,000 t.
LOA: 217.5 m.
BUILT: 1963

Casualty Location: Tuzla / Istanbul
Permanent Repairs carried out at: Pendik, Istanbul
Permanent repair time: 3 months
Total Cost: 3M USD

Continuous u-shaped, non-self box type floating dock of a Yard with lifting capacity of some 22,000 tons – Breakage of floating dock structure during docking operation of two (2) vessels and subsequent static grounding in position.Severe structural and extensive outfitting damages on numerous equipment and installation.Instructed by Shipyard Liability Underwriters


  • Joint verified re-floating plan with Yard’s Team and monitored the re-floating operations and safe positioning in damaged condition.
  • Our intervention and mutual planning with yard resulted to a successful refloating without involvement of Professional Salvors, saving relevant added costs.
  • Upon re-floating of the dry-dock and initial damage inspection jointly with Yard’s Team, an in-depth investigation on the cause of floating dock breakage was carried out.
  • Coordinated the technical aspects and planning for carrying out temporary repairs and issued recommendations thereof.
  • Carried out towage preparation and approval for removal to a graving dock in order to effect permanent repairs.
  • Closely monitored permanent repairs throughout and provided guidance for size of block prefabrication. Full monitoring and detailed controlling of the repair budget jointly with Yard.

Achieved considerable cost/time savings as a result of proactive approach and mutual coordination with yard’s Reps.