Crude Oil Tanker Safety?

Answer When the Exxon Valdez ran aground in 1989, spilling more than 11 million gallons of crude oil, it catapulted the issue of oil tanker safety into the living rooms of millions of Americans. In 2010, ... Read More »

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Safety Tips to Reduce Tanker Truck Rollover Crashes?

Tanker trucks, such as those used by fire departments to transport water or the countless tankers that transport fuel and other liquids on the nation's highways, are sometimes involved in rollover ... Read More »

How big is an oil tanker?

Cargo tons, or deadweight, are used to describe oil tanker sizes. A small tanker can hold as little as 10 tons, while the largest--the Jahre Viking--is capable of holding 564,763 cargo tons.Source:... Read More »

What is an oil tanker?

An oil tanker is a large ship that transports large quantities of oil from one location to another. There are two types of oil tankers: crude tankers and product tankers.FunctionsCrude tankers tran... Read More »

What is the mass of an oil tanker?

Ship mass is measured by the tonnage of water displaced when afloat. The Exxon Valdez, which is fairly typical of modern oil tankers, displaced 211,469 tons when fully loaded. Some smaller tankers,... Read More »