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Topic: Tanker (ship)

  Tanker - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Tanker (ship), a ship designed to carry bulk liquids, particularly oil
A Tanker, in the massive-multiplayer lingo, a character able to resist or shrug off heavy amounts of damage relatively unharmed.
A party with a tanker usually use him as a monster bait -- while he 'takes' the damage, the rest of the party members actually kill the monsters.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Tanker   (244 words)

 Tanker (ship) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Tankers can range in size from several hundred tons, designed for servicing small harbours and coastal settlements, to several hundred thousand tons, with these being designed for long-range haulage.
Among oil tankers, supertankers were designed for carrying oil around the Horn of Africa from the Middle East; the supertanker Knock Nevis being the largest vessel in the world.
Tankers used for liquid fuels are classified according to their capacity.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Tanker_(ship)   (385 words)

 New Jersey Scuba Diver - Artifacts & Shipwrecks - Tanker
Tankers are enormously strong vessels, built with a honeycomb construction, a modern crude carrier typically having fifteen cargo tanks protected by a double hull structure around the sides and bottom, in which sea water ballast can be carried for the empty voyage after the oil cargo has been delivered.
Specialist tankers include vessels which are configured to carry as many as fifty different grades of chemicals and oils, each with their own separate pumping systems and capable of coping with cargoes that need to shipped hot, cold or under a blanket of nitrogen.
Newer tankers are "double-hulled", with an air space between the hull and the storage tanks, to reduce the risk of a spill in the event the hull is breached.
www.njscuba.net /artifacts/ship_tanker.html   (1368 words)

 CTV.ca | Oil tanker hits sunken ship in English Channel
Even though the ship was carrying some 70,000 tonnes of primarily diesel and heavy fuel to New York, Breyne said only a third of the cargo was at risk because of the compartmentalization of the ship.
Because the ship sat deeper in the water since the accident it would not be able to enter a Belgian port and it was unclear where it would be towed to.
Once ships were able to approach the vessel, fuel would be pumped into other ships until the Vicky was light enough to enter a Belgian port or Rotterdam in the neighbouring Netherlands.
www.ctv.ca /servlet/ArticleNews/story/CTVNews/1041537931269_21?hub=World   (667 words)

 Turbocharger Failure Puts Tanker Adrift   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Deployment of the ship’s anchors was not an option for stopping the ship’s drift, because the waters of Haro Strait are too deep.
The U.S. Coast Guard, determining that the ship "posed an imminent and substantial risk to the marine environment," advised the ship’s Master that he would be required to hire the tug upon its arrival.
Ship repairs and testing required about a week, with the ship resuming its voyage to Vancouver, BC at 2300 on January 13th.
www.ecy.wa.gov /programs/spills/prevention/eom/EOM0201/EOM0101.htm   (462 words)

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While the report does not recommend prohibiting tankers from carrying LNG through heavily populated areas, it says those shipments should occur only after "the most rigorous deterrent measures" are in place to reduce the probability of an attack.
If a missile or explosive should tear a hole in a tanker or a storage tank, however, the escaping liquid would be transformed instantaneously into a gas and probably would ignite in a massive fire.
The study found that the foam insulation used on many LNG tankers is likely to decompose under intense heat from a fire, resulting in a heat transfer that "could lead to rupture or collapse" of adjacent tanks, adding to the cascading effect.
www.tucsoncitizen.com /print/national/122404b5_terror_lng   (798 words)

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Any such waiver shall be subject to the requirement that the oil tanker shall retain on board all oily mixtures for subsequent discharge to reception facilities and to the determination by the Administration that facilities available to receive such oily mixtures are adequate.
Existing ships shall comply with all of the provisions specified above except that the stopping of the discharge may be performed manually.
For oil tankers and ships other than oil tankers with cargo tanks coming under Regulation 2(2) of Annex I of the Convention, Form B shall be used.
darkwing.uoregon.edu /~iea/TreatyTexts/1984-Amendments-1973-PollutionFromShips.EN.txt   (3417 words)

 DEFINITIONS - Tanker Operations
In oil tankers, cargo spaces are usually isolated from the rest of the ship by cofferdams fitted at both ends of the tank body.
This distance is measured from the bottom of the ship to the surface of the water.
Tankers and barges come in all sizes from the small harbor/lake variety to the biggest things ever built by man that move.
www.enercongroup.com /Definitions-Tanker.htm   (9490 words)

 The Daily Texan
Volunteers clean a pelican of diesel fuel spilled by the tanker ship Jessica in San Cristobal, Galapagos Islands, Sunday.
The tanker, carrying about 243,000 gallons of fuel, ran aground Tuesday in a bay on San Cristobal Island, which is populated by rare marine species.
The Ecuadorean tanker Jessica, carrying 243,000 gallons of diesel, ran aground Jan. 16 in pounding surf off San Cristobal Island, the easternmost island in the Galapagos archipelago.
tspweb02.tsp.utexas.edu /webarchive/01-23-01/SectionWN.html   (238 words)

 USATODAY.com - Navy ship collides with tanker in gulf   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Two sailors and two crewmembers of the tanker were treated for minor injuries at the scene, Navy spokeswoman Lt. Leslie Hullryde said.
Both ships suffered minor damage but were deemed seaworthy.
The oil tanker was flying the flag of the Pacific island nation of Kiribati.
www.usatoday.com /news/world/2006-03-26-navy-tanker_x.htm   (226 words)

 Guardian Unlimited | The Guardian | Fuel tanker hits sunken ship in Channel
A Turkish ship carrying 70,000 tonnes of highly flammable gas oil last night struck a sunken Norwegian vessel in the middle of the Channel after failing to heed French naval warnings.
The tanker is the second ship to strike the Tricolor since it sank in a collision in the Channel with its cargo of 2,862 BMWs Volvos and Saabs on December 14.
French maritime authorities last night claimed that the duty officer of the ship, the Vicky, had failed to heed several warnings and had allowed the ship to run on to the wreck of the Tricolor.
www.guardian.co.uk /uk_news/story/0,3604,867476,00.html?=rss   (573 words)

 BBC NEWS | Africa | Missing tanker 'shame' in Nigeria
The disappearance of a Russian oil tanker in Nigerian custody is a "national embarrassment" says a senior MP investigating the case.
Nigeria's navy seized MT African Pride tanker along with 13 Russian sailors, on suspicion of smuggling last October.
Another ship detained in connection with the alleged theft of oil, the MT Jimoh, might also have gone missing with its cargo of crude oil last week, although this was not confirmed, Mr Aziegbemi said.
news.bbc.co.uk /2/hi/africa/3672264.stm   (223 words)

 sailor's glossary   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Tanker: Ship designed for the carriage of liquid cargoes in bulk, her cargo space consisting of many tanks.
Tankers load their cargo by gravity from the shore or by shore pumps and discharge using their own pumps.
Under this type of charter, the ship owner pays all the operating costs of the ship (including bunkers, canal and port charges, pilotage, towage and ship’s agency) while payment for cargo handling charges are subject of agreement between the parties.
www.dieselduck.ca /library/other/glossary.htm   (9490 words)

 The Seattle Times: Local News: Tugs pull grounded tanker from Alaska beach; no leaks found
The tugs pulled the tanker into deeper water where it was getting a thorough inspection, but Knudson said there was no sign the ship had leaked any fuel while aground.
The ship had loaded about 116,225 barrels, or 4.9 million gallons, when it broke free, but the Coast Guard said less than 100 gallons of fuel was spilled when the fuel loading arm was damaged.
Seabulk spokesman Jim Butler said the tanker was moored parallel to the dock and beach with the bow pointed south.
seattletimes.nwsource.com /html/localnews/2002782355_webtanker03.html   (440 words)

 Opinions about the Prestige disaster
The tanker "Prestige", one tanker that transported oil broke in two and sank in the bottom of the ocean in which spilled the oil that transported in the cost of Galicia and has affected the fish that there live and the 250 birds from eighteen different species that were migrating.
I think that the catastrophe of the tanker "Prestige" is a misfortune for the fishermen of Galicia, because the fish that live in the cost of Galicia have died due to the fuel that is in the cost of Galicia.
The ship was old (twenty years old) and the fuel oil escaped from the ship is 20.000 tones, but it still has 50.000 tones of fuel oil in it.
www.isabelperez.com /prestige.htm   (1522 words)

 The Daily Times - www.delmarvanow.com - Salisbury, Md.
NORFOLK, Va. -- The captain of a tanker ship that sank after an explosion on board two years ago abandoned ship without sending a distress call or trying to save his crew, a newspaper reported Monday, citing a Coast Guard investigation.
The Bow Mariner, a 570-foot ship, picked up a cargo of methyl tert butyl ether in Al Jubail, Saudi Arabia, on Jan. 24, 2004, and unloaded part of it in New York three days before the accident.
Coast Guard investigators also blamed a Greek company, Ceres Hellenic Shipping Enterprises Ltd., which managed the ship, and the senior officers on board for the disaster, saying there was a failure to comply with the company's and ship's Safety, Quality and Environmental System that likely exposed crew members to toxic vapors.
www.delmarvanow.com /apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060103/NEWS01/601030316/1002   (291 words)

 Worldandnation: Tanker sinking portends spill calamity
The single-hulled ship was carrying nearly twice the amount of oil spilled by the Exxon Valdez off Alaska in 1989.
Presumably the ship has gone all the way down to the seabed, but if it is floating underwater it will continue to leak oil, Garcia Fierro was quoted as saying by the national news agency Efe.
The ship's rupture and sinking has raised questions about older, single-hull ships like the Prestige that are due to be phased out by 2015.
www.sptimes.com /2002/11/20/Worldandnation/Tanker_sinking_porten.shtml   (795 words)

 The Liberty Ship, the T-2 ... and the World's Largest Tanker
That day, 14 ships were launched from dawn until dusk at U.S. shipyards from coast to coast as part of the President's $350 million emergency ship construction program.
Among the ships was the Patrick Henry, the first of the new Liberty Ship Class.
The largest tanker ever, the 564,763 dwt Jahre Viking was built in 1979 at Sumitomo as the Seawise Giant for legendary Hong Kong shipping magnate C.Y. Tung, father of C.H. Tung (Tung Chee-hwa), Chief Executive of the Hong Kong SAR.
www.marinelog.com /DOCS/cen4.html   (586 words)

 CNN.com - Yemen probes French tanker blast - Oct. 6, 2002
Yemeni authorities probed an explosion and fire aboard a French tanker Sunday as they tried to prevent the massive vessel from running aground and spilling more of the 397,000 barrels of crude oil it carried.
Raes said about 12 of the ship's 25-member crew leaped overboard at the time of the explosion and were rescued by tugboats.
The ship already had leaked a large amount of its cargo into the Gulf of Aden, though officials said they believed the ship would run aground in shallow waters later Sunday or early Monday.
archives.cnn.com /2002/WORLD/meast/10/06/yemen.ship   (816 words)

 Niger Delta militants storm fuel tanker ship
Nigerian separatist militants stormed a tanker ship working in the Niger Delta and took a large sum of cash, 12 days after they kidnapped nine foreign oil workers from another vessel.
The boarding of the kerosene tanker, which was working on the Escravos River in an area controlled by heavily armed ethnic Ijaw guerrilla fighters, came as Nigerian officials attempted to negotiate the safe release of the hostages.
The insurgent spokesman said the tanker captain had parted with 500,000 naira as a "goodwill token" during the encounter, although a shipping industry source put the sum at two million naira (15,500 dollars / 13,000 euros).
www.turkishpress.com /news.asp?id=110313   (797 words)

 Tugs refloat grounded tanker - Environment - MSNBC.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Ship intact after it was dislodged from mooring by ice floe
The tanker Seabulk Pride sits on a beach near a refinery in Nikiski, Alaska, on Thursday after it ran aground there.
Knudson said the tugs pulled the tanker into deeper water where it was being inspected thoroughly, but there was no indication the ship had leaked any fuel while hard aground on the beach.
www.msnbc.msn.com /id/6448213/did/11146947   (454 words)

 Basel Action Network (BAN)
It has written a letter to federal and state government officials to block the ship's entry to India, which is likely to land here next week.
"We are demanding that import of the ship should be halted until it is decontaminated by the owner so that accidents like those that have happened in the past can be avoided," he added.
Greenpeace has said that the onus of cleaning up the ship lies with the owner and not the ship breaker as a developing nation such as India does not have the resources to clean up the toxic waste of the ship.
www.ban.org /ban_news/2003/030923_oil_tanker.html   (326 words)

 Alexander's Gas & Oil Connections - Chinese ship collides with tanker off northern coast   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
25-11-02 A Chinese ship collided with a Maltese-registered oil tanker, spreading an oil slick across a swath of the Bohai sea.
Preliminary inquiries indicate the Tasman Sea tanker, which was bound for Tianjin carrying 80,000 tons of oil, was anchored off the coast when the accident took place, the report said.
Officials in Hong Kong said that fire fighting teams were attempting to douse a blaze on board a LPG tanker in the South China Sea.
www.gasandoil.com /goc/news/nts25023.htm   (264 words)

 HSUS Director Joins Team to Rescue Dog at Sea
The dog was believed to have been lost at sea with the ship until the Insiko was spotted by the U.S. Coast Guard late last week.
All indications are that Forgea is still alive on board the disabled tanker, which is adrift about 180 miles east of Johnston Atoll, a wildlife sanctuary.
Currently, there is a second rescue attempt in progress, as the American Quest, a salvage ship contracted by the Coast Guard, is on its way to the Insiko.
www.hsus.org /press_and_publications/press_releases/hsus_director_joins_team_to_rescue_dog_at_sea.html   (631 words)

 The Epoch Times :: Tanker Explosion Off US East Coast Kills 3; 18 Missing   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
A tanker ship carrying industrial ethanol fuel has exploded and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean off the U.S. east coast, killing at least three of the 27 crew members.
Ships and aircraft continue searching for 18 missing crew members in cold ocean waters about 80 kilometers offshore from the state of Virginia.
Odfjell says the tanker was carrying about 11,000 metric tons of ethanol.
english.epochtimes.com /news/4-3-1/20199.html   (243 words)

 BBC NEWS | Europe | Complex row over sunken tanker
As the extent of damage to the ship became clear and oil began to leak out, the French, Spanish and Portuguese Governments refused to allow it to dock in their ports.
The decision to tow the tanker to sea is controversial.
The American Bureau of Shipping then said that the ship had been inspected in China in May 2001, Dubai in May 2002 and its certificates had been inspected in Russia this year.
news.bbc.co.uk /2/hi/europe/2494565.stm   (631 words)

 Tanker-tug collision in ship channel claims 3 lives   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
TEXAS CITY -- A Houston Ship Channel collision between a tanker and a tugboat early Monday apparently claimed the lives of three of the four men aboard the tugboat.
The man who was at the helm of the Laura Haden was injured but was rescued by the crew of another tugboat; one body was recovered and two others were still missing.
Stolt Parcel Tankers Inc. officials in Houston said they were still taking statements from Stolt Hawk crew members Monday to try to determine the cause of the accident.
www.chron.com /content/chronicle/aol-metropolitan/96/07/23/boats.2-0.html   (725 words)

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