FSO Asia (236,638grt/ 441,893dwt)
She is a Floating Storage Tanker anchored at the Al Shaheen Terminal in the Persian Gulf. She was built by Daewoo Shipbuilding of South Korea in 2002 for the cost of $90 million. Originally called the Hellespont Alhambra and owned by Hellespont. She was sold to Euronav in 2004, who then sold her to OSG in 2011. Eurovnav still act as vessel operators.
FSO Africa (236,638grt/ 441,655dwt)
She is a Floating Storage Tanker anchored between the Al Shaheen Terminal and the Al Rayyan Terminal the Persian Gulf. Sistership to the FSO Asia she was also built at Daewoo Shipbuilding and launched in 2002 for the same price of $90 million. Originally called the Hellespont Metropolis, Hellespont sold her to OSG in 2005. Maersk operate her.
TI Oceania (234,006grt/ 441,585dwt)
She is a Crude Oil Tanker currently anchored in Brunei Bay in Malasia. Earlier in the year she operated off the coast of Brazil. Sistership to the FSO Asia, and FSO Africa she was also built at Daewoo Shipbuilding and launched in 2003 for the same price of $90 million. Originally called the Hellespont Fairfax, the Greek/German company sold her to OSG in 2005. Tankers International operate her. Hellespont Fairfax was featured on the Discover Channel’s Superships.
TI Europe (234,006grt/ 441,561dwt)
She is a Crude Oil Tanker currently operating in Europe. Also the 4th suster to the FSO Asia, FSO Africa and TI Oceania, she was built at Daewoo Shipbuilding and launched in 2002 for the same price of $90 million. Originally called the Hellespont Tara, Hellespont sold her to Euronav in 2004 and flagged in Belgium.
Hai Yang Shi You 117 (233,030grt/ 286,480dwt)
She is a floating production storage and offloading vessel currently operating in China’s largest offshore oil field. She was built at Shanghai Waigaoqiao Shipbuilding. She operates as a joint venture between ConocoPhillips and China’s third largest oil company CNOOC.
Allure of the Seas (225,282grt/ 19,750dwt)
When launched in 2010, she joined her sister Oasis as the largest Cruise Ship in the world. Interestingly enough her deadweight tonnage was increased from Oasis’. DWT is a measure of how much cargo, pax, crew, luggage, provisions, etc. a ship can carry.
Oasis of the Seas (225,282grt/ 17,100dwt)
When she set sail in 2009, she shocked the industry by just how big this ship is. Up until then, Carnival, Cunard, Royal Caribbean, NCL, and Princess had all been going back and forth between who had the largest ship. And the winner would always eclipse them by only a few thousand, sometimes only in the hundreds, of tons. Oasis beat the then reigning largest cruise ship, Royal Caribbean’s Freedom, Liberty, and Independence of the Seas by a whopping 70,875grt. Interestingly enough, Royal Caribbean’s first modern mega ship Sovereign of the Seas was 73,192grt. The Sovereign was the largest cruise ship when launched in 1988.
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