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 Post subject: Re: Ice on hatches
Unread postPosted: November 20, 2017, 10:00 am 
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I know ship personnel on steamers use steam to clear ice from hatches during winter operations, but how do they clear it on diesel powered ships?


Hot water. I have never heard of using steam for deicing, in my experience on Steamers we also used hot water.


In the 9 yrs. I sailed for USS/GLF we always used hot water.


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 Post subject: Re: Ice on hatches
Unread postPosted: November 20, 2017, 9:19 am 
A diesel boat has a "donkey" boiler, a smaller boiler than on a steamer, to make hot water for de-icing and other functions.


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 Post subject: Re: Ice on hatches
Unread postPosted: November 20, 2017, 8:46 am 
Guest wrote:
I know ship personnel on steamers use steam to clear ice from hatches during winter operations, but how do they clear it on diesel powered ships?


Hot water. I have never heard of using steam for deicing, in my experience on Steamers we also used hot water.


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Unread postPosted: November 20, 2017, 7:32 am 
I know ship personnel on steamers use steam to clear ice from hatches during winter operations, but how do they clear it on diesel powered ships?


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