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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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.
supertanker also lost a lifeboat on its starboard side, one of the pictures