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Living on a Monster VLCC



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Large oil tankers are vital. Our 21st-century lifestyle could not exist without them. But most people's knowledge about their operations and the colossal debt owed to their experimental predecessors remains a closed book. Supertanker is an absorbing read written by an experienced navigator who served aboard these behemoths in the 1970s. Using authentic accounts, engaging language and photographs, this fascinating book offers a real insight into life at sea on a VLCC and how it has changed over the years, and includes the intricacies of learning to navigate a monster, coping with unexpected situations while handling eighty million gallons of crude oil on a daily basis, and how supertankers evolved into the epitomes of safety they are today. AUTHOR: Dr Raymond Solly served as a navigating officer in the Merchant Navy aboard supertankers and cargo ships. In 2000 he became an historical and technical maritime researcher and author. His books include the definitive Supertankers: Anatomy and Operation; BP Shipping: A Group Fleet History; Athel Line: A Fleet History; three tanker development manuals, and a trilogy describing life at sea aboard cargo ships. He lectures to maritime organisations, and lives in Folkestone. 124 b/w images

Product code: 9780750987691

ISBN 9780750987691
Dimensions (HxWxD in mm) H234xW156
Publisher The History Press Ltd
No. Of Pages 208
The realities of life aboard a (VLCC) supertanker, daily moving millions of tonnes of essential oil worldwide