Coulombi Egg oil tanker - the
IT IS ALL IN THE TOP SIDE TANKS!
With due respect for Double Hull, it is NOT the
best protection for VLCC and Suezmax tankers, which need the
best collision protection and the safest
The COULOMBI EGG tanker puts all the segregated
ballast in Top Side Tanks in the cargo tank body, which
become a collision crush zone, where collision damage
actually takes place.
The risk to breach a cargo centre tank above
waterline followed by FIRE is reduced considerably as the
crush zone is much wider than double hull.
The explosion risk in the ballast space is also
reduced as the COULOMBI EGG ballast spaces are much easier
to ventilate and access than a double hull.
The amount of structure to protect against
corrosion in the ballast spaces is reduced three times. And
surprisingly the grounding protection is improved by top
side tanks as cargo is pushed up here in a