Why are there two accesses in a self-discharge bulk carrier?


#1

Why are there two accesses in a self-discharge bulk carrier?


#2

Because 2 is an even number!

Or redraw your sketch with the same dumping angle, but with only one discharge opening…
…what will be the resulting, necessary draught of the ship?


#3

Redundancy? They can clog and belts break.


#4

I think it can avoid the block effectively.


#5

Dual belts…most Lake ships are single belt but some are dual or even 3 belt systems. The issue becomes more gates/rollers/therefore PMs.


#6

Angle of repose. Think about it.