Supertankers | The Largest Ship Tankers – Geographic History

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Supertankers | The Largest Ship Tankers – Geographic History.

“Supertankers” are the largest tankers, including very large crude carriers (VLCC) and ULCCs with capacities over 250,000 DWT. These ships can transport 2,000,000 barrels (320,000 m3) of oil/318,000 metric tons. By way of comparison, the United Kingdom consumed about 1.6 million barrels (250,000 m3) of oil per day in 2009. ULCCs, commissioned in the 1970s, were the largest vessels ever built, but the longest ones have already been scrapped. By 2013 only a few ULCCs remain in service, none of which are more than 400 meters long.

Because of their great size, supertankers often can not enter port fully loaded. These ships can take on their cargo at off-shore platforms and single-point moorings. On the other end of the journey, they often pump their cargo off to smaller tankers at designated lightering points off-coast. A supertanker’s routes are generally long, requiring it to stay at sea for extended periods, up to and beyond seventy days at a time.

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  1. one thing was never explained, or dd i miss it while there was an audio cutout. HOW do they keep the LPG that cold. where are the Kompressors for the – freezers -?

  2. They should have side airbags on boats that are gouged on the side it should be a safety thing when it senses any kind of damage it automatically releases out the flotation bag to suspend the boat and keep it floating

  3. You're straining for effect all the time, and it doesn't work – "monsters of the deep blue sea", "the ultimate engineering challenge", "the same as sixty Hiroshima bombs", "mega-structure of the sea", etc. And cut out the dramatic music.

  4. Sooner than later, one of those monsters will broadside a behemoth mega-cruise ship and sink it. If they survive the collision, both Captains will claim they didn't see the other gigantic vessel.

  5. I cannot believe in miracles – but, the construction of a supertanker is close to being 'miraculous'. Thereagain, to be purely pragmatic, the construction/commissioning of these mighty vessels is 'simply' a testament to what dedicated, professional, people are capable of. Several things occur to me – such as, why should the LNG 'slosh around'? Can it not be frozen solid? And, why not build several stainless steel 'Thermos flasks', in advance of the construction of the ship, and, then, build the ship around the flask{s}? Same with the mighty steam turbine engine – build around it? Or, is the engine 'popped in' to the vessel through a huge hatch? Stockpiles of flasks/engines would speed up the construction process? I'm surprised that the vessel 'only' costs US$ 200 million. Are the workers adequately paid? I'm glad that the ship's crew are properly fed, and, that they have their own en suite rooms. Is smoking {cigarettes} allowed, on board? If one can have a super-hot wok in the kitchen/galley, then a smoking room could be provided? Any alcohol allowed on board? Or, do the crew have to make their own, illicitly? Fascinating documentary.

  6. A supertanker is NOT a "boat". It is a SHIP by any definition. Your ignorance of proper maritime terminology is insulting to the people that design, build, and man those magnificent SHIPS. And it hurts your credibility as a journalist. If you can't get basic terminology correct, why should we believe the rest?

  7. Well shit if Samsung can build megastructures like these and be an industry leader in cybertech and AI, I have no doubt they will be one of the biggest enemies of the resistance in our dystopian future.

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  8. PRETTY INCREDIBLE-
    LIFT, TRANSPORT & PREP STERN SECTION, WELD, PREP, PAINT & FLOAT THE NEXT DAY..
    @32:28 WONDER WHAT THE STRESS CRUMPLES ARE.. LOWER SCAFFOLD SECTIONS?
    NO.. NO.. SOME SORT OR FLEX JOINTERY AT THE BRACING INSIDE THE SS TANKS?
    WOULD HAVE BEEN NICE TO DISCOVER THE HOW-TO'S OF LNG COLD STORAGE A BIT FURTHER.. MUST BE AN IMMENSE SYSTEM.

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