10 Largest Oil Tankers in the World 2021

Huge cargo ships measuring more than 1,000 feet and weighing more than 100,000 tons, which are used to transport large quantities of oil from the extraction site to refineries around the world.

These are, the 10 Largest Tankers in the World

1. Eagle Hamilton

It sails under the United Kingdom flag and was manufactured by Sungdong Shipbuilding at its South Korean shipyard in 2010.

It measures 820 feet in length by 144 feet in width. It has a weight of 62,000 tonnes and a load capacity of 114,000 tonnes. Its engines have 19,000 horsepower and can reach a maximum speed of 13 knots or 15 miles per hour since 2019.

This ship has made 28 calls in 10 ports in the United States and unloaded approximately 1.7 million metric tonnes. The last ports in which she has unloaded are located in the Gulf of Mexico.

2. Beijing Spirit

It sails under the Bahamas flag and was manufactured by “Jiangsu Rongsheng Heavy Industries” at their China shipyard in 2010.

It measures 900 feet long by 157 feet wide has a weight of 83,000 tonnes and a load capacity of 156,000 tonnes. Its engines have 25,000 horsepower and can reach a maximum speed of 15 knots.

This vessel is operated by the TEEKAY MARINE SINGAPORE company which was founded in 1973. This company is the largest operator of medium-sized tankers and has a fleet of 130 vessels that transport petroleum or liquefied natural gas.

3. Cap Quebec

It sails under the Greek flag and was manufactured by “Hyundai Samho Heavy Industries” at its South Korean shipyard in 2018.

It measures 908 feet long by 157 feet wide it has a weight of 82,000 tonnes and a load capacity of 156,000 tonnes. Its engines have 21,800 horsepower and can reach a maximum speed of 14 knots.

In total, there are 14 ships like this one that belong to the Suezmax category, which defines almost exclusively oil tankers. That are capable of transiting the Suez Canal.

4. SAHAM

It sails under the flag of Panama and was manufactured by “Universal Shipbuilding Corporation” in its shipyard in Japan in 2010.

It measures 1,085 feet long by 196 feet wide it has a weight of 157,000 tonnes and a load capacity of 299,000 tonnes. Her engines have 33,000 horsepower and can reach a maximum speed of 17 knots.

This ship is operated by the shipping company “Oman Shipping Company”, which in total has 16 oil tankers of this size. At present this company is also dedicated to the transport of other goods such as minerals or chemical products.

5. Andaman

It sails under the Liberian flag and was manufactured by “Hyundai Heavy Industries” at its South Korean shipyard in 2016.

It measures 1,092 feet long by 196 feet wide has a weight of 154,000 tonnes and a load capacity of 299,000 tonnes. Its engines have 32,000 horsepower and can reach a maximum speed of 14 knots since 2016.

The Euronav company has used this vessel to transport large quantities of oil to multiple countries between the places of unloading are ports of different countries of Asia or Europe.

6. Antigone

It sails under the Greek flag and was manufactured by “Hyundai Heavy Industries” at its South Korean shipyard in 2015.

It measures 1,092 feet long by 196 feet wide and has a weight of 154,000 tonnes. It has a loading capacity of 299,000 tons and can occupy 98% of the total space to store the merchandise. Its engines have 39,000 horsepower and can reach a maximum speed of 15 knots.

This ship is operated by the company “Euronav” based in Belgium, which was founded in 2004 and currently has more than 70 tankers.

7. Winson No.5

It sails under the flag of Panama and was manufactured by “Daewoo Shipbuilding” in its shipyard in South Korea in 2001.

It measures 1,095 feet s long by 196 feet wide and has a weight of 163,000 tons. It has a cargo capacity of 312,000 tons and can transport up to a maximum of 2.2 million barrels of crude oil. Its engines have 42,000 horsepower and can reach a maximum speed of 15 knots.

Its double hull structure prevents leaks and environmental contamination in an emergency. This ship is implementing new equipment and a propulsion system that increases its efficiency and profitability.

8. Sea Emerald

It sails under the Greek flag and was manufactured by “Daewoo Shipbuilding” at its South Korean shipyard in 2019.

It measures 1,102 feet in length by 196 feet in width and has a weight of 156,000 tonnes. It has a loading capacity of 300,000 tons and its fuel tank has a capacity of 120,000 cubic yards. Its engines have 44,000 horsepower and can reach a maximum speed of 17 knots.

The shipping company “Pantheon Tankers”, has increased its international transport capacity. Thanks to this tanker and will introduce new ships of the same size soon.

9. HMM Universal Leader

It sails under the flag of Panama and was manufactured by “Daewoo Shipbuilding” in its shipyard in South Korea in 2019.

It measures 1,102 feet long by 196 feet wide and has a weight of 156,000 tonnes. It has a cargo capacity of 300,000 tons and its fuel tank has a capacity of 123,000 cubic yards. Her engines have 32,800 horsepower and can reach a maximum speed of 14 knots.

In total there are 5 ships like this one, which the company “Hyundai Merchant Marine” uses to make long international routes that go from Asia to America, passing through Africa and Europe.

10. TI Europe

It sails under the Belgian flag and was manufactured by “Daewoo Shipbuilding” at its South Korean shipyard in 2002.

It measures 1,246 feet long by 223 feet wide and has a weight of 234,000 tonnes and a loading capacity of 441,000 tonnes or 3 million barrels of oil. Its engines have 50,000 horsepower and can reach a maximum speed of 16 knots.

The ship’s tanks have a double security system, which keeps the temperature low and reflects solar radiation.

In total, 4 ships were built like this one, which is capable of transporting 1.3 million gallons of oil.

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