Rebuilt double hull vessel and method of rebuilding a single hull vessel into a double hull vessel

  • US 6,170,420 B1
  • Filed: 04/09/1999
  • Issued: 01/09/2001
  • Est. Priority Date: 12/15/1998
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A double hull vessel rebuilt from an existing single hull vessel comprising:

  • an outer hull of said existing single hull vessel;

    an inner hull disposed within a volume defined by said outer hull so as to define a double hull;

    a plurality of framing members disposed between said inner hull and said outer hull, said framing members maintaining said inner hull in a spaced apart relationship to said outer hull; and

    wherein said inner hull defines an interior cargo carrying volume and said outer hull defines an exterior of said rebuilt vessel, such that said inner hull provides a boundary in the event that said outer hull is penetrated.

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