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bilge water

[′bilj ‚wȯd·ər]
(naval architecture)
Water that builds up in a ship's bilges.
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20 October 2009 - Finnish industrial machinery company Wartsila Oyj Abp (HEL: WRT1V) said today it became exclusive supplier of bilge water treatment units to Luxembourg-based and Oslo-listed marine freight company Stolt-Nielsen SA (OSL: SNI).
After leaving school, Byrne sailed to Liverpool, where he worked on the docks sorting dunnage, the loose wood used in a ship's hold to keep the cargo away from bilge water.
A native of Europe, the zebra mussel was accidentally introduced into the Great Lakes in the 1980s when foreign ships dumped bilge water containing zebra mussel larvae.
Any bilge water that collects in your Stryker probably contains a lot more than just water.
Most water pollution is a result of waste oil dumping, release of oily bilge water, washing of oil tankers (oil residue on hull walls is about 0.
It added: "Had Solway Harvester's fish room bilge alarm sensor been working, her skipper would have been alerted to the rising bilge water before it overflowed from the slush well.
The UK has quite a few invasive species to worry about, what with molluscs carried in supertanker bilge water eating the local sea life, gardeners releasing aggressive species from their herbaceous borders and fur farms mislaying part of their flock.
Three decks below, workers are crawling in the dark, connecting hoses to get rid of oily bilge water.
Remember at the first sign of bilge water in the holds, these fair-weather sailors are likely to jump ship without worrying.
According to the West Coast Environment Law (WCEL) organization, which has just released a new report on the regulation of cruise ship pollution, cruise ships discharge five major waste streams: graywater, sewage, oily bilge water, hazardous waste and garbage.