Tanker is the debut album by New Zealand band, Bailter Space, released in 1988. It features more minimalist playing and a less claustrophobic/dense overall sound than the band's later releases. The hyperkinetic song "Grader Spader" was released as a 12" single/EP.
Matador Records reissued Tanker on CD in 1995; the 1987 Nelsh EP (including the songs "New Man", "El Whizzo", "Our Aim", "I'm in Love with These Times", "Separate Circles", and "Now I Will Live") was tacked on as well. This marked the first time either had appeared on CD format.
Tankers can range in size of capacity from several hundred tons, which includes vessels for servicing small harbours and coastal settlements, to several hundred thousand tons, for long-range haulage. Besides ocean- or seagoing tankers there are also specialized inland-waterway tankers which operate on rivers and canals with an average cargo capacity up to some thousand tons. A wide range of products are carried by tankers, including:
Tankers are a relatively new concept, dating from the later years of the 19th century. Before this, technology had simply not supported the idea of carrying bulk liquids. The market was also not geared towards transporting or selling cargo in bulk, therefore most ships carried a wide range of different products in different holds and traded outside fixed routes. Liquids were usually loaded in casks—hence the term "tonnage", which refers to the volume of the holds in terms of how many tuns or casks of wine could be carried. Even potable water, vital for the survival of the crew, was stowed in casks. Carrying bulk liquids in earlier ships posed several problems:
Iran Navy fends off pirate attack on Iranian oil tanker in Gulf of Aden... In line with international efforts against piracy, the Iranian Navy has been conducting patrols in the Gulf of Aden since November 2008, safeguarding merchant containers and oil tankers owned or leased by Iran or other countries.
... merchant vessels and tankers. The IranianNavy, in line with international efforts against piracy, has also been conducting patrols in the Gulf of Aden since November 2008 in order to protect cargo vessels and oil tankers owned or leased by Iran or other countries.
It also handles all the operational details such as arranging transportation to the customers for leasing parties, loading of liquid product in tanker trucks, flexi bags or IBCs, or even in drums as per requirements of clients for onward dispatch ... the lease Agreement was signed.
NORDEN’s Asset Management division – which handles buying, selling, and leasing of dry cargo and product tanker vessels – is capitalising on rising asset values in the dry cargo market through vessel sales ... of NORDEN’s portfolio of owned and leased vessels.
Since the start of the year, bulk carrier prices have increased by around 80%, which by the end of Q2 had resulted in a rise of more than $350m in the market value of Norden’s portfolio of owned and leased vessels. Having shifted exposure away from the tanker ...
Members of the new investment group include ScorpioTankers, which currently owns, finances, leases, or bareboat charters-in 131 product tankers (42 LR2 tankers, 12 LR1 Tankers, 63 MR tankers, and 14 Handymax tankers) as well as MSEA, a shipping investment company with particular ...
Two tankers collided in heavy fog, sending 800,000 gallons of oil into the water ...The American Trader, an 800-foot tanker leased by British Petroleum, struck its port anchor while riding in heavy swells about 7,200 feet off Huntington Beach ... The tanker arrived Jan.