ballast tank

Tanks at the bottom or sides of a ship which are filled with seawater for ballasting purpose.

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  • Sailing ballast — Ballast is used in sailboats to provide moment to resist the lateral forces on the sail. Insufficiently ballasted boats will tend to tip, or heel, excessively in high winds. Too much heel may result in the boat capsizing. When sailing vessels… …   Wikipedia

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