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A matter of control


With reference your article on the Dubai Dry Docks (NCE 11 April), the gates were designed by T F Burnes & Partners from a concept by the main contractors.

A vessel/barge hitting the props while the dock is flooded and the gate up need not be inevitable, for it's a matter of vessel draft and controlled hauling out.

I note two prop upper diaphragms are missing on the west side of the gate.

L A Harris, leslie. harris@lineone. net

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