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5.29 RE-INSPECTION OF EMPTY TANKS
When a cargo tank has been emptied and drained it should be marked
as finished on the cargo status board and entered in the logbook. The
tendency is to assume that the tank is now as empty as possible and
that it will remain empty until the completion of the discharge. This
assumption may be wrong on two counts:
When a cargo grade is finished, all of the tanks which held the same
grade of cargo should be examined to see if they contain pumpable accumulations.
Any tanks with pumpable accumulations should be restripped ashore before
the cargo grade is declared finished.