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Basic Dry Dock Training

15-18 March 2016, London, UKdrydock course

DM Consulting's Basic Dry Dock Training is a 4-day course that covers the fundamentals and calculations of dry docking.

The course begins with the basics and safety concerns, and progresses through all phases of dry docking: preparation, docking, lay period, and undocking. The course ends with a discussion of Accidents and Incidents.

It's designed to be relevant to Dock Masters, Docking Officers, Engineers, Naval Architects, Port Engineers and others involved in the dry docking of ships and vessels. The course is presented through classroom lectures, student participation in projects and practical application exercises. The course addresses the deck plate level of practical operation needed by the dock operator and the universally accepted mathematical calculations required to carry out operations in accordance with established sound engineering practices.

"The course was excellent, straight forward and comprehensive. Instruction was great, expected "death-by-power point" but was pleasantly surprised. I am better acquainted w/drydock basic after the course and can trust the accuracy of the training based on the extensive experience of the instructors. Thank you! Very informative, very thorough."


"Fantastic. Really good course. Personally, I got a lot out of the course and will certainly recommend it to my work colleagues."

"Very informative. Subject matter which was dry, was taught without being boring. Class was great, learned a lot! Thank you."

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About the Course Leader

Joe Stiglich is a retired Naval Officer, qualified NAVSEA Docking Officer and holds a Masters Degree from MIT in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering.

Responsible for over 250 safe docking and undocking operations. He currently runs a series of conference and training courses for personnel involved in all phases of the drydocking industry and acts as a consultant for ship repair companies.

Course Overviewdrydock training brochure - March 2016

Click on the cover to download a PDF version of the drydock training course brochure

Topics to be covered include:

  • Basic dry docking community terminology
  • Calculations
  • Safe dry docking procedures
  • Lay period
  • Undocking evolutions
  • Docking Plans
  • Docking and undocking conferences
  • Hull boards
  • Vessel stability
  • Incidents/accidents

Tuesday 15 March 2016

  • Registration & Coffee:                       08.00-08.30
  • Course Session 1:                             08.30-10.30
  • Morning: Coffee:                                 10.30-10.50
  • Course: Session 2:                            10.50-13.00
  • Lunch:                                                   13.00-13.30
  • Course Session 3:                             13.30-15.30
  • Afternoon Refreshments                   15.30-15.50
  • Course Session 4:                             15.50-17.00

Wednesday 16 March 2016

  • Coffee:                                                  08.00-08.30
  • Course Session 5:                             08.30-10.30
  • Morning Coffee:                                  10.30-10.50
  • Course Session 6:                            10.50-13.00
  • Lunch:                                                   13.00-13.30
  • Course Session 7:                             13.30-15.30
  • Afternoon Refreshments:                  15.30-15.50
  • Course Session 8:                             15.50-17.00

Thursday 17 March 2016

  • Coffee:                                                  08.00-08.30
  • Course Session 9:                             08.30-10.30
  • Morning Coffee:                                  10.30-10.50
  • Course Session 10:                          10.50-13.00
  • Lunch:                                                   13.00-13.30
  • Course Session 11:                           13.30-15.30
  • Afternoon Refreshments:                  15.30-15.50
  • Course Session 12:                           15.50-17.00

Friday 18 March 2016

  • Coffee:                                                  08.00-08.30
  • Course Session 13:                           08.30-10.30
  • Morning Coffee:                                   10.30-10.50
  • Course Session 14:                           10.50-13.00
  • Lunch:                                                   13.00-13.30
  • Course Session 15:                           13.30-15.30
  • Afternoon Refreshments:                  15.30-15.50
  • Course Session 16:                           15.50-17.00

Course Fees

Course registration fee includes a bound training manual, lunch and refreshments.

RINA Members: £1140 + VAT* =  £1368.00

Non-Members:  £1270 + VAT* =  £1524.00

Group fee (3 delegates or more) £1120 per head =  £1344.00

*VAT: Under UK Customs and Excise regulations delegates from all countries are required to pay VAT on any course taking place in the UK. Delegates from outside the UK may be entitled to reclaim this costs.

Registration and Payment Methods

1. Register and pay online using a secure link

2. Register and to be sent invoice for payment via bank transfer or cheque

Payments must be made in sterling by Eurocheque, cheque drawn on a bank with a UK branch address or sterling bank transfer. Please note that RINA requires payment before the conference date.

For further information please contact Catherine Staunton-Lambert at 

Places for this training course are limited and so are offered on a first come first served basis. Cancellations received in writing one month before the event takes place will be subject to an administration charge of £200+VAT. Cancellations received after this time cannot be accepted and are subject to the full event fee. Delegates may be substituted; however this must be sent in writing and confirmed with the Conference Co-ordinator. In the event of cancellation of the programme for any reason, our liability is limited to the return of the registration fee

Northumberland Street PhotographVenue

The course will be held at the new RINA HQ, 8-9 Northumberland Street, London, WC2N 5DA.


 The  nearest Underground stations are Charing Cross and Embankment


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Continual Professional Development

CPD logoAttendance at The Basic Dry Dock Couse qualifies as Continuing Professional Development. Delegates to the course will receive a CPD Certificate

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