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Old July 26th, 2005, 09:45 PM
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Default Dry dock

When a ship goes into a planned dry dock, 1.) what is usually done 2.) how long does it take? Is it normally just for engine and mechanical or is it also updating?
We were on Destiny two weeks ago, and heard dry dock planned Sept or Oct 2005 and wondering if rooms (mattresses) are going, carpets, engine or what>

I recently saw show on DryDock on cable and wondering how much of our last ship would be changed. I saw lots of mattresses being unloaded at Dominica and wondering if they were being donated to them.
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Old July 26th, 2005, 10:57 PM
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Default Re: Dry dock

When a ship goes into a dry dock it can have its mechanical systems updated, its furnishings, superstructure, or anything else updated. It all depends on what is required. There are required mechanical updates that need to be done and painting, scraping and inspection of the hull that will be done in all dry docks.

Some dry docks last a week, some last over a month. It all depends on what has to be done.

Things like mattress replacement or carpet replacements don't necessarily require a dry dock to be accomplished.

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Old July 27th, 2005, 11:26 AM
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We learned that the US Coast Guard requires a ship that sails in US waters to be drydocked 2 times every 5 years for below the water line inspection. What happens all depends on the ship. It can be as simple as an inspection or as extensive as inserting 70 feet of ship in the middle. I know the Disney Magic is going in for drydock this fall and having the bridge and navagation consolidated to one floor and updated and expansion to the spa/gym area
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