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Merchant Marine Donating Member (650 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-17-10 03:51 AM
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19. The problem is that this is a jury-rigged vessel
All they did was cut slots in the bow and put centrifuges and piping in the cargo spaces. To get oily water to enter those slots, you have to control your trim very carefully, which is difficult to do on ships of that size because the torque of the propeller naturally pulls the stern down.

This ship was originally an OBO, or Oil Bulk Ore Carrier that has bulk ore holds along the centerline and crude/product tanks along the sides.
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