What are Anti heeling tanks on container ships?

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Asked on May 26, 2021
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Container ships are subjected to large angles of list due to rapid loading and discharging. Anti heeling tanks are provided to keep the list within control. It consists of set of two tanks located on the port and starboard side connected by athwartship pipelines. A sensor measures which side the list is and activates the pump to rapidly transfer the water to the higher side. It can also be set to activate on a predetermined value of list

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Answered on May 26, 2021