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Encyclopedia of Marine and Energy Technology



An enclosed space formed by the permanent structure of a ship and which is designed for the carriage of liquid in bulk. See also Cargo tanks.

- Centre tank – Any tank inboard of a longitudinal bulkhead.

- Slop tank – A tank specifically designated for the collection of tank drainings, tank washings and other oily mixtures.

- Wing tank – Any tank adjacent to the side shell plating.