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  1. Double bottom

    A double bottom is a ship hull design and construction method where the bottom of the ship has two complete layers of watertight hull surface: one outer layer forming the normal hull of the ship, and a second inner hull which is somewhat higher in the ship, perhaps a few feet, which forms a redundant barrier to seawater in case the outer hull is damaged and leaks. The space in between the two bottoms is often used as storage tanks for fuel or ballast water, though fuel storage in the double bottom is not allowed for newbuilt ships since 2007, due to MARPOL 73/78. Double bottoms are significantly safer than single bottoms. In case of grounding or other underwater damage, most of the time the damage is limited to flooding the bottom compartment, and the main occupied areas of the ship remain intact. For this reason, double bottoms have been required in all passenger ships for decades as part of the Safety Of Life At Sea or SOLAS Convention. An even more extensive protection is available as a double hull, where the second hull layer extends up the sides of the ship as well as in the bottom.

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How to say double bottom in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of double bottom in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of double bottom in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of double bottom in a Sentence

  1. Matt Lloyd:

    The biggest watch is what's going to happen in oil today, are we going to double-bottom, the story is overwhelming to the negative side so you've got to wait for oil to bottom out. Then we believe it's going to go up because demand has been increasing and we think it is underestimated for next year.

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