Many of us that has never been to sea....or live near the sea can't imagine the size of these huge giants that haul and supply the world with the "black gold" that we seem to never get enough of....."YES" they are simply enormous. They have to be...because this is the ship that both sustains us and, in a sense, worries or even terrifies us.
My purpose of this article is not to concern you any more than you already are on "the oil situation" you get enough of that every time you stop to "fill up your gas tank"....this article is to provide you with some history of the "tanker" itself.
I myself can't even imagine how these things even float....let alone someone actually trying to control one of these monsters in heavy seas.
This article is a "TWO PART" article.
Just click on the links below if you'd care to give this one a read
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