Oil tankers are massive vehicles. Enormous.
To put it all in perspective, your average oil tanker is 350 meters long, 60 meters wide and 30 meters deep, whereas The Eiffel Tower is only 300m high. The Statue of Liberty is only a mere 93.5m high.
The largest oil tanker in the world is currently the Knock Nevis (previously known as the Jahre Viking). At 485.46 meters in length, The Ultra Large Crude Carrier (ULCC) is the largest ship afloat, surpassing the 424-meter Petronas tower of Malaysia. When fully laden (a gross tonnage of 565,000 tons!) she can not pass through the 32-mile-wide English channel.
Here are the five largest oil tankers (types) ever to sail the seas and their statistics;
||Displacement (Dead Weight Tonnage)
||458.5m / 1,504 ft
||414.2m / 1,359 ft
|Esso Atlantic class
||406.6m / 1,334 ft||516,000|
|Berge Emperor class||Supertanker
||380.8m / 1,253 ft
|TI class supertankers||Supertanker
||380m / 1,245 ft
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