Some floating structures are simply too big to drydock every four years. For the Hermod there are only a few drydocks in the world capable of handling her. If your structure (it is not applicable for ships) is due for drydocking and you are working thousands miles away from a drydock than it is allowed by your insurance company to have a so-called continuous or in-water survey. Divers and all kinds of smart underwater machines will clean your hull and so on. This time, the Hermod was in a desperate need for a real drydock period so it was planned in her tight schedule. The size and capacity of the Dubai Drydocks is enormous, even the footprint of both Hermod floaters, as you can see here, are small compared to the size of this dock. Check out the tiny people running around the floaters.
Looks absolutely better in Large
- Nikon D700