Deep Tank

deep tank

[′dēp ‚taŋk]
(naval architecture)
A tank that extends from the bottom of a ship up to or higher than the lower deck.

Deep Tank

 

a tank rising on the floor of the second bottom of a vessel. The deep tank is bounded by water-tight bulkheads and is provided with hatches and covers. Ballast deep tanks are provided to improve the equilibrium of a boat when it is proceeding unloaded, and sometimes they are used to distribute a free-flowing cargo or one of a lumpy consistency. Fuel deep tanks are used to store liquid fuel required by vessels. In some dry cargo vessels, a deep tank is installed for liquid cargo (such as vegetable oil or latex).

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According to the media report, the leprosy centre, has no sewer connection, houses 60 members of 16 families and relies on a 10 feet deep tank to collect waste which is cleaned by inmates on regular intervals.
Speaking after the hearing, HSE Inspector Kevin Jones said: "Peter Halligan sadly lost his life because his employer didn't give any thought to his safety as he worked above a 15-metre deep tank.
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Even the cemetery with its cracked gravestones and deep tank tracks, was not spared.
With an inflatable harness placed around them, dogs are put in a deep tank and allowed to swim, building up muscles and exercising arthritic joints in a weight-free zone.
Sliding down a water chute, it dropped him into a huge funnel where the water spun him around manically until he disappeared down the hole into a really deep tank.
He was lifted to safety from the 8ft deep tank at Mynydd Llandegai, high above the Ogwen Valley, in Gwynedd, last weekend.
A fourth man escaped from the 12ft deep tank and needed hospital treatment for the effects of the fumes.
A workmate said Andrew had leant too far over the 3ft deep tank before falling into the solution, which is used to strip metal before painting.
Rescue crews were concerned that the heat and the horse's position - sitting on his hind legs in the 4- or 5-foot deep tank - could seriously injure him.