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Precautions when discharging dirty ballast

Prior to discharging dirty ballast, it's necessary to relinquish time for the ballast to settle to induce a decent oil/water separation. It is a legendary reality - oil is lighter than water and would perpetually float on prime of water - provided enough time is given for it to settle. The time for subsidence might vary betting on the movement of the ship and also the variety of oil being handled - this sometimes depends

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