Senesco Marine Delivers Largest Commercial Floating Dry Dock in the Northeast

Senesco Marine of North Kingstown, RI (aunched the largest commercial floating dry dock in the Northeast United States on 7 May 2013. Senesco built the dry dock for Caddell Dry Dock and Repair Co. of Staten Island, NY. The dry dock has a lifting capacity of 7,300 LT, is 420 feet long, and has a 100 foot wide open pontoon deck between its 30 foot tall wing walls.

JMS Naval Architects (JMS) of Mystic, CT designed the dry dock for Caddell to accommodate large tank barges, tugs, workboats and Coast Guard Cutters. The dock is segregated into 8 pairs of compartments with a safety deck 12 feet above the pontoon deck. The design incorporates large, side openings through the wing walls to allow machinery and personnel access to the pontoon deck. The pumping and electrical systems are designed to match Caddell’s 6 other dry docks to simplify dock operations.
Senesco recently completed extensive modifications to its waterfront facilities in order to launch the dry dock via air bags and to add the capability of performing air bag launches for future large vessel construction and launch projects.
About Senesco Marine: Senesco Marine LLC is the premier Northeast builder of double-hulled barges, tugboats, and other vessels. We provide our customers with on-time delivery, unmatched quality, and workmanship backed by our highly-skilled employees. This same commitment carries through to our Repair Division, offering repair work and dry dock services.

About JMS: JMS Naval Architects is a specialty maritime engineering firm providing naval architecture, marine engineering, marine surveying, and marine casualty response services to assist ship owners in the management of their fleet. With a unique combination of high-end analytical engineering expertise and practical deck plate experience, JMS delivers innovative and cost-effective solutions to complex problems.

By Professional Mariner Staff