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Units of Measure
How large is an oil tanker?
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Asked in BP Oil Spill
What was the oil tanker doing when it exploded in the Gulf of Mexico?
Asked in Mexico, BP Oil Spill, Oil Tankers
What oil tanker did the oil spill in the gulf of Mexico?
Asked in Pollution, Large Ships, Oil Tankers
Approximately how far off course was this oil tanker?
Asked in Cars & Vehicles
How many gallons of gas does a truck oil tanker carry?
Asked in Oil Spills, BP Oil Spill
How can oil spill happens?
Oil spills happen when people make mistakes or are careless and cause an oil tanker to leak oil into the ocean. There are a few more ways an oil spill can occur. Equipment breaking down may cause an oil spill. If the equipment breaks down, the tanker may get stuck on shallow land. When they start to drive the tanker again, they can put a hole in the tanker causing it to leak oil.
Asked in Chemistry
What chemical is being carried in the tanker?
First of all I would like to explain that tanker divide into 3: 1. Oil tanker 2. Gas tanker 3. Chemical tanker Gas tanker can not carry oil and chemical, and vice versa. Oil tanker can not carry chemical, but chemical tanker can carry oil. However it is very rare that chemical tanker carry oil. It is because, if they carry oil and next cargo is chemical, it would be very difficult to clean cargo tank ex oil. Also freight for carry oil is less than chemical, so it is not economical. For chemical tanker itself, not every tanker can carry all kind of chemical type. Depend on cargo tank coating, for example: stainless steel, epoxy, zinc, marine line, etc. That is why before we carry chemical, we need to check cargo tank compatibility chart whether it is compatible to carry that chemical or not. For more basic knowledge about shipping business (chemical tanker) readers can visit the link below
Asked in Oil Spills, Exxon Valdez Oil Spill
What happened to the valdez oil spill crew?
The Exxon-Valdez is an oil tanker. One of the storage compartments leaked oil when the tanker hit an underwater iceberg. The tanker did not sink, and crew members were evacuated. I could not find out exactly how many were aboard the tanker when the accident occurred but I think it was around 5 to 10 in total.