Structural Assessment for Drydock Certification

DRYDOCK #2

DRYDOCK #2

Rhoads Marine Industries

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Approved by Congress in 1898 and completed in 1910, Drydock #2 at the Philadelphia Naval Business Center is now used for parts salvage from decommissioned naval vessels.  Regardless of the status of the ship, the U.S. Coast Guard requires biennial inspection and certification of all drydocking facilities housing Coast Guard vessels.  In fulfilling this responsibility, SSM will regularly inspect the condition of the structure as well as witness the cycling of the Drydock.