A ship designed to carry either ore or oil in bulk.

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ALKALINE BOIL-OUT

Employed to remove oil and grease deposits from heating surfaces.

BARGE CARRIERS

Ships designed to carry barges.

BULK CARGO

Cargo such as oil, coal, ore, woodchips, etc. not shipped in bags or containers

BUMPKIN

The spar projecting from stern of ship

OILING SPLASH SYSTEM

Method of lubricating moving parts by agitating or splashing oil in the crankcase.

TRAMP FREIGHTER

A cargo ship engaged in the tramp trade.

CORDAGE

Ropes in the rigging of a ship

EMULSIFIER

Additive that promotes the formation of a stable mixture, or emulsion, of oil and water. Common emulsifiers are: metallic soaps, certain animal and vegetable oils, and various polar compounds.

WEATHER SIDE

The side of a ship exposed to the wind.

CLOUD POINT

The temperature at which waxy crystals in an oil or fuel form a cloudy appearance.

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