supertanker


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supertanker

a large fast tanker of more than 275 000 tons capacity

supertanker

[′sü·pər‚taŋ·kər]
(naval architecture)
An obsolete term for an unusually large tanker, about 30,000 to 50,000 tons deadweight; such a vessel is now referred to as a very large or ultra-large crude carrier.
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In 2013, a year when Brent crude reached almost $120 a barrel, supertankers earned an average $18,621 a day, according to Clarkson.
The SuperTanker achieved this milestone through seven sorties on Wednesday, February 1, 2017, surpassing the previous record of 110,000 gallons.
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Earnings from shipping Middle East crude oil to Asia, the world's busiest route for supertankers, last week rose to the highest in more than three months on increased cargo volumes.
Andrew Mwangura, coordinator of the East African Seafarers Assistance Programme (SAP-NET), confirmed on Saturday that the supertanker was free, and that a Singapore-registered ship with 19 Chinese sailors on board hijacked in June in the Gulf of Aden had also been released.
Andrew Mwangura, coordinator of the East African Seafarers Assistance Programme, confirmed the supertanker was free, and that a Singapore-registered ship with 19 Chinese sailors onboard hijacked in June in the Gulf of Aden had also been released.
Star supertanker, which was damaged in the Strait of Hormuz - a transit point for about 40 percent of tanker-shipped oil worldwide.