bilge water


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bilge water

[′bilj ‚wȯd·ər]
(naval architecture)
Water that builds up in a ship's bilges.
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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.
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.
But another problem bubbled to the surface in 1998, when the Royal Caribbean Cruise Limited (RCCL) fleet was convicted on 21 felony counts for purposefully dumping hazardous wastes from their photo shops, dry cleaning facilities, and bilge water tanks into many US waters -- including Alaska's Inside Passage.
As the bilge water flows into the box the parallel plates make everything slow down, so the oil has time to rise to the top.
V), Montreal, has introduced the RPA(R) Bilge Water treatment system (BWS), a cutting-edge fully automated application system that removes oil and grease from bilge water discharged into seas and oceans.
Regulations under discussion, Krieger said, include rules for actions that might affect the sea bottom, such as the use of anchors, moorings or drag nets, the pump-out of bilge water and certain vessels crossing the sanctuary.
Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd, the world's second-largest passenger cruise line, has agreed to plead guilty and pay a record US$18 million fine for dumping oily bilge water and other pollutants from its fleet of ships, says the U.