oil tanker


: a large ship that carries oil

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Recent Examples on the Web After a cargo ship and an oil tanker crashed into the wreck in the English Channel, the Tricolor and its contents were cut into nine 3,000-ton sections and steamed off to Belgium for disposal. Andrew Lawrence, Popular Mechanics, 14 Nov. 2022 Over the past year and a half, the 32-year-old British carpenter has blocked highways by gluing himself to roads and chained himself to an oil tanker. Time, 16 Dec. 2022 Coming the day before the oil tanker Exxon Valdez spilled its load across a wide swath of the Alaskan coastline, the reaction to the U. announcement was massive and global. Tim Fitzpatrick, The Salt Lake Tribune, 13 Dec. 2022 The three men were rescued Monday from the rudder of the oil tanker Alithini II by the Spanish coast guard, NBC News reports. Cliff Pinckard, cleveland, 30 Nov. 2022 An oil tanker tanks on the transfer of oil from the NuStar Energy facility in Corpus Christi on Tuesday, May 28, 2019. Diego Mendoza-moyers, San Antonio Express-News, 3 Nov. 2022 Global Witness, a nonprofit, estimates that a quarter of oil tanker sales between late February 2022 and January this year involved unknown buyers, roughly double the proportion the previous year. Julia Horowitz, CNN, 1 Mar. 2023 See More

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“Oil tanker.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/oil%20tanker. Accessed 2 Jun. 2023.

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