What is definition of Shuttle Tankers ?

  • Generally they are conventional tankers equipped to be moored to a discharge buoy at deep sea
  • Load their cargo directly from the oil field, where it is stored in reservoirs, where generally the sulphur is removed.
  • Require a great maneuvering capability in comparison with the traditional tankers, and generally are equipped with dynamic positioning systems.
  • Can be easily identified by the raised compartment at the bow and ramp to handle the cargo hose.
  • Typically, a shuttle tanker as DW ~ 120,000 t and a service speed of about 16 knots, higher that conventional tankers.


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