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When the cofferdam is constructed around the Battleship North Carolina, is it going to be dredged out so the ship floats inside the enclosure?

Alexandra Koch
StarNews

The cofferdam will be built around the Battleship North Carolina, allowing the enclosed around the ship to be de-watered to create a dry work environment. Four water-tight weir gates are built into the structure allowing water to be pumped in and out of the work space. The cofferdam will allow for a dry work space for repair, without moving the ship.

However, unlike most cofferdams, which are temporary, this one will serve as a permanent structure around the Battleship- allowing for future repairs and maintenance.

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