double bottom tanker meaning

[Oil and gas]
A tanker in which the bottom of the cargo tanks is separated from the bottom of the ship by a space of up to 2 to 3 metres. The space is empty when the tanker carries cargo, but full of sea water on the ballast voyage. See also: double hull tanker.

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