All of the vehicles have been specified with bespoke longitudinal bulkhead
dividers to create two separate lanes along the length of each body.
If modern tankers, cargo space for transport is divided by two longitudinal bulkheads
and watertight walls any several of transverse bulkheads in cargo tanks and lateral central Tb-Bd.
Thompson had only recently completed repairs on a damaged crack in the front longitudinal bulkheads
onboard his boat, named after His Majesty King Hamad, and was still relatively well behind leader Michel Desjoyeaux on Foncia, who was 1,924.6 miles in front.
"Probably the biggest challenge to building the lightships was arranging the centerline and longitudinal bulkheads," said Tom Denning, a marine engineer and vice president of engineering at Hvide.
The resulting intersection of the transverse and longitudinal bulkheads is where the geometry of the construction becomes unique," he said.
Plates are structural elements at the ship's side, the longitudinal bulkheads
or the longitudinal floors.