January 11, 2010
The photo shows the advanced super-large crude carrier 'Xin Buyang' in Guangzhou Zhongchuan Longxue Shipbuilding base. [File Photo: Lifeofguangzhou.com]
The world's most advanced super-large crude oil tanker will make its maiden voyage from Guangzhou Zhongchuan Longxue Shipbuilding base later this month, according to Guangzhou Daily.
Renowned as "the aircraft carrier" of commercial ships, the 308,000-ton super large pilotless crude carrier "Xin Buyang" is of the largest tonnage in the world, featuring independent technology in research and development, designing and construction.
The deck is 333 meters long, larger than three football fields and the tanker can displace 350,000 tons, three times larger than the U.S. Navy's aircraft carriers.
The pilotless crude carrier, equipped with the most advanced automatic navigation system, can withstand the worst weather on the seas and sail in 60 days around the world.
Sunday, January 10, 2010
Sure, they can build a pilotless super-tanker, but can they build an aircraft carrier?
Super-large oil tanker to make maiden voyage
Posted by Coatepeque at 7:30 PM