The Coulombi Egg Tanker - the secret

Better protection, safer and more economical than Double Hull.

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The secret

IMO approval

General arrangement and structure

 Collision protection

 Grounding protection

Safety

Operations

M/T Erika

Coulombi Egg oil tanker - the secret.

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 arrangement.

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 grounding.

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