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Topic: Supertanker


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  Supertanker - Encyclopedia of Earth
Supertankers are a remarkable technological response to market conditions that promoted economies of scale without apparent bound in the 1960s, 70s, and 80s.
Fully-loaded supertankers (especially efficient diesel-powered VLCCs built in 1990s) reduced unit shipping costs dramatically, but partial loads could not sustain economies of scale; many were scrapped in the 1980s and 90s or used for storage.
The largest supertanker ever built was the 555,843 dwt 'Seawise Giant', refitted in 2004 as a floating storage and offloading unit named the 'Knock Nevis'.
www.eoearth.org /article/Supertanker   (402 words)

  
  Spartanburg SC | GoUpstate.com | Spartanburg Herald-Journal   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
Supertankers are capable of transporting vast quantities of liquids, and in practice are used to move crude oil.
Supertankers are also very efficient ships, mostly relying on a single propeller for propulsion, and therefore supertanker transport costs typically account for only US $0.02 per gallon of gas at the pump.
Due to their size and mass, supertankers have very poor maneuverability; the stopping distance of a supertanker is legendary, typically measured in miles.
www.goupstate.com /apps/pbcs.dll/section?category=NEWS&template=wiki&text=supertanker   (682 words)

  
 Supertankers .........................................
Supertankers are large ships, commonly used to carry oil, liquefied natural gas, or liquefied petroleum gas.
The inner hull of an oil tanker is divided into tanks that are loaded and unloaded by pumps; there are many pipes running across the deck of these ships, which are used to load and unload the crude oil onto and off of the ship.
Supertankers are the longest man-made vehicles, and the only ones which are long enough to perhaps necessitate taking the spin of the earth into account when navigating.
www.worsleyschool.net /science/files/supertanker/page.html   (919 words)

  
 Supertanker Summary
Although the development of the modern supertanker was a triumph for the shipbuilding industry and a boon to oil-producing nations, it has had a serious negative side-effect: modern supertankers involved in accidents have caused enormous damage to the environment.
A supertanker is an unofficial nickname that applies to a certain class of tanker ship built to transport very large quantities of liquids; in practice this typically refers to crude oil.
Supertankers are also very efficient ships, relying on a single propeller for propulsion, and typically account for only US $0.02 per gallon of gas at the pump.
www.bookrags.com /Supertanker   (2158 words)

  
 Supertanker - english
SUPERTANKER originated as a constructive challenge to the ongoing redevelopment of the harbour of copenhagen in 2002-2004.
Since then we have lived on as a project network working with innovation and urban development.
The broad portfolio of tools aims at involving people that do not usually take part in the development of the city.
www.supertanker.info /23750   (69 words)

  
 Pirates attack supertanker in Basra - World - Times Online
Pirates attacked a supertanker anchored close to the Basra oil terminal in Iraq early yesterday morning, a shipping company announced today.
The attempted raid is the latest in a series of attacks on the deep water oil terminal, which exports most of Iraq's crude oil.
Yesterday's boarding comes just two weeks after pirates armed with AK-47 rifles attacked the crew of the Nord Millenium, a supertanker that was waiting to load oil.
www.timesonline.co.uk /article/0,,3-1656589,00.html   (446 words)

  
 Kliché - Supertanker - Visit Århus - the official tourism site of Århus   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
The reason for this doubt was that the opinion-forming artists in Danish rock music in the 1970s had been politicizing to an extent which made it hard to hear the poetry behind all their parading.
So, the supertanker, which Kliché had to turn, was so heavy on cliché that the only way to get nearer to the truth was to reinvent the face value of words.
'Supertanker' is political rock cleansed and reborn, full of opinion about alienation, desolation and a utopian belief in something that looked like the future, embodied in the expressive voice of lead singer Lars H.U.G. and balancing between longing and feeling trapped.
www.visitaarhus.com /composite-4659.htm   (217 words)

  
 Welcome to the Tucson Citizen
The supertanker, which can fly as low as 400 feet above the ground, is equipped with a row of large tanks filled with water or fire retardant.
The supertanker project also has raised the ire of some air tanker pilots whose contracts were eliminated by the Forest Service earlier this year amid safety concerns regarding the planes.
The first supertanker is undergoing final safety checks, while maintenance workers are aboard the gutted plane 24 hours a day making adjustments to the aircraft, he said.
www.tucsoncitizen.com /news/local/073004a8_air_tankers   (625 words)

  
 Aerial firefighter is huge | www.azstarnet.com ®
McAndrew estimates Evergreen has close to $40 million in the Supertanker project, but said the cost of subsequent planes would be much lower because the research, engineering, development and promotional work has been done.
Evergreen's Supertanker, a version of the wide-body, four-engine plane that was until recently the largest commercial airliner in the world, needs an 8,000-foot, heavy-duty runway to land and take off.
He said the thinking is that the draft caused by the fire might suck the Supertanker's miniature rainstorm into the fire, actually raising the humidity and putting the fire out that way rather than dousing the ground in front of the fire.
www.azstarnet.com /business/133684.php   (921 words)

  
 The Mother of all Tankers!
"The Supertanker tour comes at a time when firefighting capabilities are increasingly important for the U.S. Forest Service and the states that face escalating risks from forest fires," said Sam White, Evergreen’s Vice President in Washington, DC.
The Supertanker is a multi-mission aircraft that is capable of supporting firefighting, weather modification, oil spill response, and biochemical decontamination emergency response missions worldwide."
It has more than seven times the drop capability of a P3, and its patent-pending pressurized system has the capability to disperse retardant at high pressure for an overwhelming response, or drop retardant at the speed of falling rain in single or several segmented drops.
www.airapparent.ca /library/full_text/evergreen_supertankers.htm   (597 words)

  
 Supertanker - Services
The processes are designed so that the personal and professional output are both evident and firmly anchored in a continuing process.
In close collaboration with the Supertanker network Urban Task Force have completed a series of events.
We have developed an alternative formular of knowledge generating dialogue, staged as fictive trials, followed by project generating workshops.
www.supertanker.info /23742   (218 words)

  
 Life on a Supertanker Photo Gallery by Lawrence Ripsher at pbase.com
When I was invited to shoot on one in an area normally very restricted for photographs, I jumped at the chance.
Although operated by only 27 crew when at sea, there were hundreds on board at the time performing repairs, maintenance, cleaning and the like.
Not sure I ever imagined what a cargo hold made to hold that much oil looks like when it's empty and cleaned, but when I saw it, it was still unimaginable.
www.pbase.com /scared_of_the_dark/life_on_a_supertanker   (540 words)

  
 www.myspace.com/supertankerband
Supertankers motto er 90% overskud, 10% selvironi og 100% gang i den...
Supertanker is Danish rockband - based in Copenhagen.
At være på scenen med Supertanker er som at sætte tiden på stand-by for mig.
www.myspace.com /supertankerband   (770 words)

  
 DNK Amazon Store :: From T-2 to Supertanker: Development of the Oil Tanker, 1940-2000
From T-2 to Supertanker provides a unique insight into the oil tanker industry's efforts to produce safe and efficient vessels.
Andrew G. Spyrou believes that marine transportation is the key to effective global shipping, part of which is carrying petroleum by tanker.
I was expecting a chronological look at the development of supertankers and instead the book had a number of disjointed chapters that each sort of flow in chronological order.
www.entertainmentcareers.net /book/ProductDetails.aspx?asin=0595360688   (333 words)

  
 The Torrey Canyon Supertanker Disaster - an introduction   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
On 18 March, 1967 the 'Torrey Canyon' struck Pollard's Rock in the Seven Stones reef between the Scilly Isles and Land's End, England.
She was the first of the big supertankers, carrying a cargo of 120,000 tons of oil.
The oil leaked from the ship (31,000,000 gallons) and spread along the sea between England and France, killing most of the marine life it touched along the whole of the south coast of Britain and the Normandy shores of France, and blighting the region for many years thereafter.
www.lboro.ac.uk /departments/hu/prospect/er/ergsinhu/aboutergs/torrey.html   (214 words)

  
 Zimzeleni supertanker nad pozare
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Nova različica znamenitega jumba, ki ga je izdelalo podjetje Evergreen International, je dobila ime Evergreen Supertanker.
Supertanker se bo lahko uporabljal tudi še v druge namene, na primer za občutljive varnostne in okoljevarstvene misije.
www.rtvslo.si /modload.php?&c_mod=rnews&op=sections&func=read&c_menu=9&c_id=115276   (428 words)

  
 Retail Consumer Supertanker - Milton Keynes Local News - MKWeb
Bear in mind though that July 2005 was a quiet month, on the back of the London bombings and the air of nervousness that was created nationwide.
"There is some sense that after a period in which the engines were set full astern, the consumer spending supertanker has now slowed down and found its new cruising speed.
With economic growth above trend, a tightening of credit terms and still rising energy bills the possibility of another tipping point is never too far away.
www.mkweb.co.uk /localnews/displayarticle.asp?id=36321&NavPosition013=0,3&NavInUse013=1&LastSelectedItem=7   (367 words)

  
 LAist: Supertanker
But the Supertanker couldn't meet the US Forest Service’s regulations for firefighting planes, and was never authorized for use on Federal Land.
In mid-December, L.A. County Fire Chiefs went to Victorville for a demonstration, fueling some speculation that a long-term local deal could be in the works.
While that wasn't the case, the LACFD (in conjunction with the CDF) has extended the Supertanker’s contract through January, because of weather conditions this winter.
www.laist.com /archives/2007/01/17/supertanker.php   (347 words)

  
 Green Left - Issues: Can the salt supertanker be turned around?   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
Australia faces “massive economic, environment and social challenges” due to excessive concentrations of salts in soils and waterways, according to the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO).
Arresting the salinity crisis will be like turning around a supertanker, according to CSIRO researchers Tom Hatton and Ramsis Salama.
It may take generations to restore some salt-affected land -- and that's assuming the necessary measures are being implemented, which, by and large, they aren't.
www.greenleft.org.au /1999/388/17881   (1489 words)

  
 Definition of supertanker - Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
Learn more about "supertanker" and related topics at Britannica.com
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www.m-w.com /dictionary/supertanker   (38 words)

  
 [INDONESIA-L] AP - Supertanker Slic
Supertanker slices freighter in half, 29 go down with ship
A supertanker rammed into the Indian-registered cargo ship late Friday
supertanker, and the Marine Department said there were no oil spills.
www.hamline.edu /apakabar/basisdata/1997/09/27/0024.html   (344 words)

  
 Noise News for Week of June 27, 1999
Originally the noise was planned for several consecutive days, but unexpected problems required that it be done on sporadic days over several months; they have tried to operate machines at low levels at night and not at all on holidays.
Greenwire reports that according to a Natural Resources Defense Council, more needs to be done to reduce noise from military sonar and supertankers.
Marine animals depend on sound to find food and mates, and to protect their young; man-made noise may "fundamentally alter the ocean habitat" by disrupting the communication that marine animals live by.
www.nonoise.org /news/1999/jun27.htm   (5760 words)

  
 Danny Clisham Chases the Supertanker
In addition to working as a 747 pilot on the development, testing and deployment of the Evergreen Supertanker, Danny Clisham also flies the T-28 camera chase plane.
The T-28 is used to carry cameras for aerial photography and videography in support of Supertanker training and missions.
Click on any thumbnail to view the larger image just below.
www.dannyclisham.com /supertanker_chase.htm   (76 words)

  
 Brazilian Supertanker « Google Sightseeing   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
Please note that some or all of the objects mentioned in this post are no longer present in the linked Google Map.
Here’s a totally awesome image of an enormous supertanker speeding along just off the coast of Rio de Janeiro.
Only ships above 250,000 tonnes are considered true supertankers, and due to their massive size and weight, their stopping distances are generally measured in miles.
www.googlesightseeing.com /2005/10/17/brazilian-supertanker   (1970 words)

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