Cargo Hold

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A Cargo Hold is a location on a vessel used to transport equipment and goods.

Description (Specifications)[edit]

The cargo hold can usually be sealed. The hold is generally accessed by large doors or hatches. It may have a loading ramp or a cargo elevator.

  • The interior surfaces of the cargo hold have multiple tethering and anchoring points.
  • The hold generally has independent life support and environmental systems.
  • Sections of larger holds may be isolated and can be provided with specialized environmental conditions, typically refrigeration or a different composition of atmospheric gases.
  • The hold may utilize small vehicles, cranes and hoists, "walking floors", or gravitic devices to facilitate moving and handling cargo.

The cargo hold may be used to transport vehicles.

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History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

Some cargo holds are specifically designed to be environmental tanks.

These commonly include:

  • Fluid tanks
  • Gas tanks
  • Hydrocarbon tanks
  • Pumping equipment

References & Contributors (Sources)[edit]

This article was copied or excerpted from the following copyrighted sources and used under license from Far Future Enterprises or by permission of the author.