Why are there two accesses in a self-discharge bulk carrier?
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?
Redundancy? They can clog and belts break.
I think it can avoid the block effectively.
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.
Angle of repose. Think about it.