Oct 2019 quarterly newsletter
DRY DOCK INDUSTRY NOTICES
1. 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.
2. DRY DOCK TRAINING SCHEDULE
15-18 Oct 2019 • Sydney, NSW, Australia
22-25 Oct 2019 • Darwin, NT, Australia
4- 7 Nov 2019 • Singapore
11-14 Nov 2019 • Cape Town, South Africa
3- 6 Dec 2019 • Virginia Beach, VA, USA
25-28 Feb 2020 • San Diego, CA, USA
24-27 Mar 2020 • Biloxi, MS, USA
26-29 May 2020 • Halifax, NS, Canada
2- 5 Jun 2020 • London, United Kingdom
8-11 Jun 2020 • Boston, MA, USA
Visit www.drydocktraining.com for details on the 4-day training course; including a course outline, past attendees, and testimonials. Please register early as 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.
3. DRY DOCK CONFERENCE/ADVANCED TRAINING FORUM
The tenth in this highly successful series of International Dry Dock Conferences/Advanced Training Forums will take place 17-18 September 2020 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.
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 Conferences/Advanced Training Forum
4. PAST DRY DOCK CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS
Past Dry Dock Conference/Advanced Training Forum proceedings are available. Visit: http://www.drydocktraining.com/pastDryDockConferences.html
5. SHIP LIFT OPERATOR POSITION OPEN
RMK Merrill-Stevens, Florida’s Oldest Shipyard, is under Major Renovation requiring an Experienced Ship Lift Operator for the haul and launch of mega yachts. Work must be of the highest international standards to meet Classification Society Requirements of ABS, Lloyds and the US Coast Guard.
As a ship lift operator, you must possess the ability to interpret and/or create a docking plan using scale drawing as well as create construction drawings for the manufacture of the docking plan. You will supervise, manage and approve the building of the docking plan. The ability to successfully manage and assign individual duties to your team to assure the safe haul and launch of yachts up to 225Ft. makes you a qualified candidate for this role.
Contact Cameron@rmkms.com if interested.
6. DOCK MASTER POSITION OPEN
Point Hope Maritime (A Ralmax Group Company) has an exciting and immediate opening for a full-time Dock Master in Victoria, British Columbia. Acquired by Ralmax in 2003 Point Hope Maritime is a full-service ship repair facility for vessels from the Canadian Navy, BC Ferries, and other companies. A planned major expansion with construction of a $50-million graving dock has Point Hope’s future looking very bright.
At Point Hope you will gain exposure to a wide range of marine vessel projects and have the support for continued professional development and career advancement.
The Dock Master is responsible for safe docking and undocking operations at Point Hope Maritime including the training of crew members. In addition, this role is responsible for appropriate maintenance and inspections of the marine railway installation and the graving dock we are planning for and for maintaining the relevant certifications.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org if interested.
7. DOCKING OFFICER POSITION AVAILABLE
In the near future the Fleet Maintenance Facility, located in Halifax Nova Scotia, will be seeking a candidate for the position of Docking Officer. A brief summary of the position requirements is outlined below. Applicant requirements:- Canadian Citizen- English essential- Able to obtain security clearance- Engineering Degree or Technologist Diploma with experience in the fields of Naval Architecture and Dry Docking- Conducted or worked under a docking officer in a docking evolution in the past 2 years- Attended a certified docking training course-Experience using stability (such as GHS), CAD and word processing software Duties:- Develop docking plans for fleet of naval ships- Conducts pre-docking assessments and the docking evolution- Provides technical assessment and recommendations on Naval Architecture related issues- Involved in the development of docking policies and maintenance of the docking facility - Develops technical packages for the modification, installation and/or maintenance of ship hull structure, equipment and systems Work Environment: Work is performed in an office environment, and in docking facilities (such as the Syncrolift, floating and graving dry docks). Required to wear safety shoes, safety glasses, hard hat, and ear protection and observance of safety precautions including radiation hazard warnings. Physical Demands: This position requires extended periods of walking, standing and climbing aboard docking facilities including confined spaces such as tanks and tunnels. Travel occasionally required.
Contact Barry.Moore@forces.gc.ca if interested.
8. NEXT DRY DOCK INDUSTRY NOTICE
Place your Dry Dock Industry Notice(s) in the next DM Consulting quarterly e-mail (free). Deadline for the next notice input is 15 December 2019
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