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Encyclopedia of Marine and Energy Technology

Cargo rails


Usually long and narrow enclosed spaces on PS and SB of an offshore vessel’s open cargo deck. Items usually located in the cargo rails: loading/discharge stations, pipes going to loading/discharge stations, ventilation pipes from tanks, ventilation for spaces below deck, emergency exits from below, escape routes and passage for carrying injured person on stretcher in case the cargo deck is fully blocked with cargo, electrical cables, mooring equipment.