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:
Such a waiver was unnecessary as there were about fifty modern American tankers crewed by American men and women already operating in the region ... A key factor sometimes overlooked is that American tanker owners lease (charter) their ships to oil companies and other fuel distributors.
The council on Monday approved the sale of the city’s interest in the building — about 20,430 square feet — as well as its lease-back of a piece for an Albuquerque Police Department substation ... The council approved a new 10-year agreement with 10 Tanker Air Carrier to lease city Aviation Department property at 3721Spirit SE.
Aerotech says the choppers will be a “game-changer” in efforts to combat bushfires across the country in the coming summer ... (Shane Chalker/AAPImage) ... In the bushfire season, Aerotech’s fixed-wing single-engine air tanker (SEAT) Air Tractor aircraft operate on Kangaroo Island from its leased TurkeyLane airstrip west of Parndana ... 193 knots (360km/h) ... .
... Growers/Vintners for Responsible Agriculture took matters into their own hands by offering to pay $1.5 million to lease two initial-response air tankers that could each, at a moment’s notice, scoop 800 gallons of water from Lake Berryessa to put out a fire in the county.
In a posting earlier this week, Vortexa, a provider of market intelligence in the energy sector, said of the Jones Act, “There are only about 57 oil tankers that meet this standard, called “coastwise-qualified,” and many of them are off the market, leased on long-term time charter.
, in turn, is now finalising the “wet lease” of one A-330 multi-role tanker transport (MRTT) aircraft from France for training purposes ... The Navy is also looking to lease operational and auxiliary support vessels, ranging from desperately-needed minesweepers to tankers, barges and tugs.