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Any of the sections with intervening watertight partitions into which the interior of a large ship is now usually divided for safety.
- ‘Every modern ship is built with watertight compartments so that when a leak is identified within a compartment, it can be quickly sealed off.’
- ‘The submarine consists of six watertight compartments separated by transverse bulkheads in a pressurised double-hull.’
- ‘Hulls were divided into watertight compartments sealed with resin, so that they could survive a hole at sea.’
- ‘Below the main deck, the hull is subdivided into five watertight compartments: forepeak, bowthruster room with deep fuel oil tanks, insulated freezer, and fresh holds and engine room.’
- ‘The frigates have a double-skinned hull divided by ten bulkheads into watertight compartments.’
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