“Weather with You” was one of the greatest Hits from Crowded House in the 90s. But not only the Australian Rockstars are surrounded by the weather – vessels in shipyards have the same issue.
Thats why fleet superintendent should care about weather conditions and climate zones – because there are situations where some special work can´t be done. There are also extreme conditions where shipyard cannot be reached or left.
Paint work, especially in tanks, can´t be done if the humidity is higher than 50-60%. But also hull paintings need dry and not so cold or hot enviroment to achieve good results.
We also know about ships that couldn´t leave their shipyards because of heavy ice during the winter season in the Baltic sea.
Because of this, trusteddocks has integrated weather statistics for all listed shipyards, so our users can have a look into the weahter statistics and forecasts before they decide which shipyard to use.
And, of course – having a cold beer in the sun, after a hard day of work, is never wrong.