Lloyd's Register North America (LR) is offering a three-day training course on the essentials of dry-docking, May 17 through 19, at its training center in Plantation Florida.

The three-day course will provide the essential information needed to successfully prepare, plan, and execute a comprehensive dry-docking, according to LR.

Course objectives is to teach participants to be able to prepare, plan and cost out a dry-docking; giving them more in depth knowledge of dry-dockings; enabling them to form contingency plans for repairs and modifications; preparing them to be more pragmatic and understand “what can and cannot be done within the rules of classification”.

According to LR, participants will be able to:  Plan and execute more effective dry-dockings; understand class and statutory requirements and regulations covered by dry-dockings;  understand the surveyor’s role in the process;  have a better awareness of dry-dockings; understand modern repair techniques; and be able to track costs, budget variances and settle invoices.

LR said that the course is suitable for anyone contemplating becoming a superintendent involved in planning a docking and for existing superintendents, technical managers, fleet managers, and senior sea staff. The cost for the three-day program is $1,500.