ISR Drydock No. 10 is scheduled to transit under the Sunshine Skyway Bridge shortly after sunrise on Tuesday, 17 November. When combined with ISR Drydock No. 9, it will become the largest floating drydock on Florida's west coast.
The combined drydock (No.s 9 & 10) is 843 feet long, with an overall breadth of 170 feet. Equipped with two 40 ton cranes, each standing over 150 feet tall, this piece of equipment is capable of lifting Panamax size vessels, for a full range of maintenance and repair services at International Ship Repair.
Vessel movement within Port Tampa Bay will be restricted from sunrise till the vessels arrival at International Ship Repair in the late afternoon, due to the width and height of the new drydock. (The drydock, being carried by submersible heavy lift Barge BOA 33, under tow of powerful Tug BOA Odin, will clear the Sunshine Skyway Bridge by a scant 5 feet, presenting a unique photo opportunity.)
This acquisition is expected to facilitate business expansion more than doubling International Ship Repairs present workforce of some 200 employees. Subcontractors and suppliers that support the shipyard on Tampa's Working Waterfront will also see a comparable increase in business and employment opportunities.