Docking a VLCC Ship Is More Complicated Than You Think

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Docking a boat seems like a simple task, right? You pull it up to the dock and tie up your ropes and before you know it, all is said and done as the operation has gone smoothly.Well, while that might be true for a smaller vessel, one the size of the “New Joviality ” VLCC Ship might just prove to be a little bit more difficult to dock, especially when complications arise.

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Between the folks on land are spitting out some wild directions, telling the massive ship to turn around before docking and necessary equipment not showing up, this is one proper disaster.

Not only does the ship have to fit in a tiny pathway, it also has to avoid a ship and then make a sharp turn to finally dock. Maestro!After completing all necessary preparatory work, the vessel arrives at the port.

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On completion of port formalities, the vessel proceeds to the dock with assistance from tug boats and shipyard personnel. Prior to this, the blocks are arranged by the shipyards as per each vessel’s specific docking plan.

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