10.10.2020

TANKERS — GIANTS OF THE SEA

Tankers - giants of the sea

Author(s) Charles Coombs
Publisher William Morrow and Co.
Date 1979
Pages 127
Format pdf
Size 18 Mb
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Nowadays, there are more tankers sailing all around the planet than the vessels of any other type. Their sizes vary significantly, from the small-sized short-haul vessels carrying just a few hundred tons of oil or products to the true giants capable of transporting half-million tons or even more. They are deservedly referred to as the biggest man-built floating objects. They sail all the oceans of the world.

The main purpose for which the tankers are constructed is the transportation of the oil from the place where it is produced to the refineries – we are talking of the so-called crude oil carriers here. In this brilliant publication the author took up the whole historical background of the oil carrying vessels and presented a good discussion of all economic factors encouraging the production of the giant ships.

You will get to know how these vessels are built at the shipyards, including the design and construction as well as the post-construction testing and trial. The readers will also be acquainted with the common duties of the crew members of a typical tanker, understand the seriousness of the oil spill problems and their consequences, and so many other interesting things. There are many informative photos supplementing the text part of the volume.

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