ballast tank


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ballast tank

[′bal·əst ‚taŋk]
(naval architecture)
One of several tanks in the hold of a ship which may be pumped full of water as ballast.
One of the tanks in a submarine that are filled with water or air to submerge or surface.
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Three tonnes of high-purity cocaine worth PS512 million was hidden in the ballast tank of the vessel, which was intercepted in the North Sea, 100 miles east of Aberdeenshire.
This investment is part of SGSs going commitment to the coatings industry and complements the companys new Marine PSPC setup which recently gained Lloyds accreditation for testing both ballast tank and cargo oil tank coatings against MSC 215 & MSC 288.
This includes an inline gas separator which ensures the safe removal of hydrogen from the liquid stream before the treated water reaches any ballast tank thus eliminating any risk of trapped hydrogen gas in the head space of ballast tanks.
'Following the collision, Crystal Sunrise sustained damage to her ballast tank...
A ballast tank is a compartment within a ship or other floating structure that holds water to provide stability to the vessel.
The initial installation will be designed as a pilot study to reflect much of the company's fleet and will include the treatment of a cargo hold being used in part as a ballast tank. Presently, Envirocleanse is undergoing both land-based and shipboard testing aboard the USTS Golden Bear with DNV-GL as the independent laboratory.
Captain Mumin Sahin's boat, the MV Hamal, was stopped off the Aberdeenshire coast in April last year and the drugs were found in a ballast tank.
In the compartments of a water ballast tank AE-sensors were mounted for monitoring acoustic emission (Fig.
Over the last two years, in collaboration with the National Association of Corrosion Engineers (NACE), the IPPIC MCTC developed a test method, including pass/fail criteria, for determining the compatibility between ballast water management systems (BWMS) active ingredients and ballast tank coatings.
7, damage to a ballast tank on Floatel Superior working in the Norwegian Sea was discovered.
Left, KTP associate Darren Broderick conducting a coating survey of a ship's seawater ballast tank. Above, KTP associate David Butler on the left with Barry Crackett, designer of Brushtec, maintaining one of the Zahoransky robotic assembly cells
Ballast tank corrosion is a major worry for shipowners as it can lead to structural failure.