Wednesday, February 11, 2015

back at it

SO, WHAT DID YOU DO TODAY?


 Oh, if you're wondering, that big red tank is a diesel wash tank. The tanker on my starboard side sometimes uses diesel oil as a solvent to wash down noxious crap that sticks to the walls of their cargo tanks. Imagine paying $4 a gallon for a car wash, if your car was 500 feet long. 

2 comments:

Peter said...

What do they do with the diesel after they've used it to wash down their tanks? Could it still be used as fuel for diesel engines, or any other kind of engine?

tugster said...

thx for the clarification. i've always wondered what those tanks were for. and i second peter's Q. stay warm and as jolly as you can.