The company has recently finished the repairs of Dore supertanker
in one of its shipyards in the Persian Gulf.
Meanwhile, the global supertanker
fleet is expected to expand by 4 percent this year, after growing 5.3 percent last year and 7.4 percent in 2016, Clarkson Research Services Ltd.
As a result, supertankers
like "The Kelly" are being used to store crude at sea.
is operated by Iran's leading tanker company NITC.
The vessels that joined NITC fleet are part of a 1.2-billion-dollar contract with two Chinese shipyards in 2009 for 12 new supertankers
. Another three entered service with NITC earlier this year.
Gulf Navigation Holding, Dubai's only publicly traded oil-tanker owner, plans to double its supertanker
fleet and set up a company in Saudi Arabia to operate it.
Yet the entrance to Cienfuegos Bay is a major bottleneck for supertankers
. Tugboats are operating at the limits of maneuverability in the straight passage.
Summary: DHAHRAN: Despite US media reports claiming Saudi Aramco cleaned up a secret oil spill in 1993 using supertankers
, the company states there is no factual basis for either assertion.
But although attacks in the Gulf of Aden and the Indian Ocean are common, it is rare for pirates to successfully seize the kind of massive supertankers
that carry most Gulf crude to refiners.
With a windmill producing less current in a month than a power station does in a minute, (at half the cost) it is like trying to replace supertankers
with rowing boats.
In Februray, OSC placed two separate orders with South Korea's Hyundai Heavy Industries Co, the world's largest shipbuilder, to build five supertankers
, and with Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering Co to build another five VLCCs.
this size are so big that crews use bicycles to get around on them.