Real giant of the seas

. Saturday, November 7, 2009
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I wrote about whose the largest ship on the seas and it is only in Cruise ship class which is Freedom of the Seas with 339 meters long, 56 meters wide and 160.000 tons weight. But we do not see yet about other type of ship such as Supertanker, Container, LNG Carrier, or Aircraft carrier.

From all type of ships that sail on the seas, a supertanker ship named Knock Nevis is the largest ship ever built in the world. With 458.5 meters long and 260,941 GT weight, it was built in 1979 and now is used a floating storage and offloading unit (FSO). According to, FSO is a floating vessel used by the offshore oil and gas industry for the production and storage of hydrocarbons.

It is designed to receive oil or gas produced from nearby platforms or templates, process it, and store it until the oil or gas can be offloaded onto a tanker or transported through a pipeline. The work diagram of FSO is imaged on the diagram below.

For the list of giant ships that ever built even has been scrapped, in service or in built, you can visit this link.

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3 komentar:

votre angle said...

i wonder how the captain drive it hehehe...btw, can i play football there?

Joddie said...

weeew... ngeri banget.. bisa buat maen sepak bola tuh..

akhlis said...

Hope I can buy such a gigantic ship for my family after global warming melts down all the ice on earth and all dry land on this planet is covered completely by water. Nice plan, isn't it?

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