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Gard Guidance Masters


When the vessel is to stay in a shipyard or a dry-dock, the Master and his/her officers should maintain the same safety and security standards as if in port. The Master and his/her officers should request that the same level, if not increased, safety precautions and safe working practices should be strictly applied by the dockyard workers to prevent not only personal injuries but also damage to the vessel itself, such as a fire or stability accidents. Close co-operation between the vessel’s deck and engine officers and the shipyard engineers is required.

Dry-docking and undocking should be a critical procedure under the Company’s SMS and need to be carefully planned and executed in strict conformity with these procedures.