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supertanker

a large fast tanker of more than 275 000 tons capacity
Collins Discovery Encyclopedia, 1st edition © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

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.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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An Iranian commander, reportedly, on Friday had threatened to seize a British ship in retaliation for the capture by Royal Marines of Iranian supertanker Grace 1 in Gibraltar.
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The intention is to reduce the queues," said a Singapore-based supertanker broker, declining to be identified as he was not authorised to speak to the media.
We see children playing cricket in a Newcastle back lane in 1962; youngsters in the 1970s racing on homemade "bogeys"; a lad on his Raleigh Chopper in front of the Swan Hunterbuilt supertanker Tyne Pride in 1975; and a group of dancers having fun on Whitley Bay beach in 1959.