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

  • US 6,357,373 B1
  • Filed: 10/12/2000
  • Issued: 03/19/2002
  • Est. Priority Date: 12/15/1998
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
First Claim
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1. A double hull vessel comprising:

  • an outer hull of an existing single hull vessel;

    an inner hull internally fitted in spaced apart relationship with said outer hull;

    a plurality of connecting members disposed between and connecting said inner hull to said outer hull;

    wherein said outer hull and said inner hull form a double hull of a rebuilt double hull vessel and wherein said outer hull of said double hull of said rebuilt double hull vessel maintains the same outer hull shape and outer hull dimensions as said outer hull of said existing single hull vessel, wherein said inner hull is connected to said outer hull using a transversely framed design.

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