Commercial Vessel Compliance

Latest ‘Drill Down’ – Class 1 watertight doors

The latest issue of the Outer Continental Shelf National Center of Expertise’s Drill Down bulletin is now available.

Drill Down is the OCS NCOE’s outreach and knowledge management tool for sharing in-house expertise with a broader audience, to assist in educating those interested in the OCS world of work, and to help generate discussion among OCS stakeholders. The goal is to “drill down” the answers to questions regarding the OCS industry.

Class 1 watertight doors (WTD) are a critical part of a vessel’s watertight subdivision, and, consequently, a crucial part of damage stability considerations. This issue of Drill Down explores the mechanics, materials, and inspection considerations of the gasket material of Class 1 WTDs.

To read other issues of Drill Down, visit the OCNCOE’s online library.

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