ballast pump

ballast pump

[′bal·əst ‚pəmp]
(naval architecture)
A pump designed to discharge water ballast.
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The order includes marine pumping systems for crude oil offloading, slop, produced water, off-spec oil and ballast pump duties.
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One section shows the control room which housed the periscope as well as the ballast pump which was used to extract any water that got into the boat.
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The Coast Guard officials said in his complaint the vessel had sunk due to failure of the ballast pump caused by improper maintenance of the vessel for which the complainant had held the captain and other senior members of the crew responsible.
A blue portable hose was used to discharge water from the vessel because the ballast pump malfunctioned, he said.
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