OCTOBER 2021 Quarterly Newsletter
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DM Consulting Updates
Updated Dry Dock Training Schedule
24-27 January 2022 • Virginia Beach, VA, USA (New Dates)
1-4 March 2022 • San Diego, CA, USA
26-29 April 2022 • Biloxi, MS, USA
2-5 May 2022 • London, UK
6-9 June 2022 • Boston, MA , USA
Other possible locations in 2022 - Dates to be determined
Halifax, NS, Canada
Victoria, BC, Canada
Visit www.drydocktraining.com for details on the 4-day training course; including an outline, past attendees, and testimonials. Please register early, courses are often filled. Early payment provides the best value. All payments are 100% refundable if you cannot attend the training.
DM Consulting's Basic Dry Dock Training Course has accreditation with both The Society of Naval Architects & Marine Engineers (SNAME) and The Royal Institution of Naval Architects (RINA).
Both experienced and inexperienced dry dock personnel have benefited from attending the training. Over 75% of all course attendees rate the course as "excellent".
DM Consulting is available for training specific to your organizations’ needs. Save time and travel expenses with customized training at your location.
2022 Dry Dock Conference/Advanced Training Forum
The tenth in this highly successful series of International Dry Dock Conferences/Advanced Training Forums will take place in September 2022 in Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA. The conference provides advance training for those in the dry dock industry; offering opportunities for all to take part in discussions and share knowledge and experiences. This conference is targeted for Dock Masters, Docking Officers, Engineers, Naval Architects, Port Engineers, Dry Dock Crews, Program/Project Managers, Marine Surveyors, Shipyard Managers, Ship Owners/Crews, Owners Representatives, On-site Representatives, Port Managements, Port Authorities, Consultants and others allied to this field representing shipyards, engineering organizations, consulting firms, government agencies, vessel owners and others involved or interested in the dry docking of ships and vessels.
Registration available Jan 2022.
Can’t join us in Virginia Beach? No problem-you can attend via live stream where you will be able not only listen to conference speakers, but also interact and ask questions remotely!
There are a limited number of speaking/presenter openings available. If you are interested, please contact DM Consulting.
See www.drydocktraining.com for details on International Dry Dock
Opportunity for improvement
Can your dry dock operations be improved? DM Consulting has added a 2-day dry dock operational and maintenance assessment program. The program is intended to provide an expert evaluation of dry dock operations to optimize procedures and reduce risk. If your organization is interested in an assessment of your facilities, please contact DM Consulting.
Past Dry Dock Conference Proceedings
Past Dry Dock Conference/Advanced Training Forum proceedings are available. Go to: http://www.drydocktraining.com/pastDryDockConferences.html
Floating Dry Dock Acquisition Services
Schulte Marine Concept (SMC) and DM Consulting (DMC) have formed a partnership to provide floating dry dock acquisition services. More than just a brokerage, DMC/SMC offers a complete package of assistance to take your new build or secondhand floating dry dock purchase from conception to operation.
Interested-contact Joe Stiglich (O) +1-858-705-0760 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dry Dock Community Bulletin Board
Post your free note here in the next quarterly newsletter! Deadline for the next notice input is 15 December 2021.
Stay safe! See maritime accident videos at: https://www.osha.gov/video/shipyard_accidents/volume1.html
$$$ Saved By a ONE COAT Paint System
BACKGROUND: In the case of a pontoon deck coating, or say, coating the underwater hull of a floating dry dock, the typical number of individual coats applied is 6 for a pontoon deck to reach the recommended 40 mil thickness, and 4 coats to achieve a 25 mil hull paint thickness. The first coat is always the most expensive because it includes set up costs. Additional coats cost 70% of the first coat. Each coat takes the same labor time to apply, although another coat can be applied while the previous coat is still being applied further down the deck or hull. But, all the coats added together is total time. And time in a shipyard is expensive. Plus, the more coats that have to be applied, the greater the chance of a weather delay or moisture contamination between coats.
LABOR & MATERIAL: In talking to shipyards across the U.S., average labor rates from East Coast to Gulf Coast to West Coast are in the neighborhood of $27-$30/hour for coating applications. In Asia, they are lower and depend on the area (China vs. South Korea vs. Singapore, for example). But, using U.S. labor rates and then converting the hourly rate to an average burdened labor cost (to include all the overhead costs for all members of the application team and the time it takes to cover X square feet) per square foot of applied coating, the labor cost to coat one square foot of steel is $4.25/sq. ft.
SUMMARY: As is evident, the total labor and material for applying the more expensive but single coat of CeRam-Kote SPG is less than 1/3 the cost of applying a less expensive coating that requires 6 coats to achieve the 40 mils required.
A. Even if the labor cost in Asian shipyards were ½ of U.S. labor costs, CeRam-Kote would still be less expensive by far.
B. And if only a 25 mil coating were required for the underwater hull, CeRam-Kote SPG still comes in lower in total cost.
C. The owner receives a 5 year warranty for the 40 mil CeRam-Kote system vs. a 1 year warranty for the other choice, as well as all the superior features that CeRam-Kote has to offer because of its ceramic particle loading: flexibility, adhesion, abrasion / impact resistance, and perm factor.
For answers to any questions, contact:
Bill Kraus, CeRam-Kote Tech Rep at 858-775-8382 / email@example.com
John Vitzthum, DM Consulting at 619-571-9379 / firstname.lastname@example.org
Dock Master Wanted
Dock Master Position open at East Coast USA shipyard. Send your experience to email@example.com .