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Ballast Water Management: History, Application, and Legislation

When ships began to be built of iron and steel, the use of ballast water changed. Iron and steel as construction materials allowed ships to be built which could carry considerably more cargo than wooden ships. For example, the Flying Cloud, a famous wooden clipper ship built in 1851 that could carry 1782 tons. The iron ship Great Eastern, built 7 years later, could carry 6000 tons of cargo. Ships of iron and steel also allowed for cargo to be placed lower. In this way, the cargo itself served as the ship’s ballast. When the cargo was removed, ballast water was added to offset the lack of cargo. Modern ships still operate by replacing offloaded cargo with ballast water.

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