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jmowreader Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-16-10 09:18 PM
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15. I just looked at that...there's no way it can work
The problem is bow wake. Look at this picture:

The white V coming off the front of the boat is the bow wake; note it is being pushed away from the ship. Now, imagine you've got oil in the water, and vents just behind the area of bow wake. None of that oil is going to go into the vents; it will be pushed away from them by the natural motion of the ship.

If they would have put the intake right into the very front of the bow, so the oil would go straight in, this should work fine with or without dispersant. But since they designed it so the oil will never reach the vents, they're screwed.
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