Having only ballast and no cargo.


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CAPACITY PLAN

A plan outlining the spaces available for fuel, cargo, ballast, fresh water, etc, with guides on weight and volume for spaces at various drafts and displacements

BALLAST BONUS

The compensation for relatively long ballast voyage

IN BALLAST

Having only ballast and no cargo.

KENTLEDGE

Weights (often scrap or pig iron) used as permanent high-density ballast.

BALLAST GROUND

A designated area for discharging solid ballast before entering harbor

BALLAST

Any liquid or solid weight placed in a ship to change the trim, increase the draft, or to regulate the stability

BALLAST TANK

Tanks at the bottom or sides of a ship which are filled with seawater for ballasting purpose.

DOUBLE BOTTOM

Compartments at the bottom of a ship between inner bottom and the shell plating, used for fresh water, ballast water, fuel oil, etc

TRIM

The difference between the draft forward and the draft aft. A ship is trimmed by adjusting the location of fuel, cargo, ballast, etc.

CARGO AREA

That part of the ship which contains the cargo containment system, cargo pumps and compressor rooms, and includes the deck area above the cargo containment system. Where fitted, cofferdams, ballast tanks and void spaces at the after end of the aftermost hold space or the forward end of the forward-most hold space are excluded from the cargo area.

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