- Title: JAPAN: WORLD'S LARGEST OIL TANKER PREPARED FOR LAUNCHING.
- Date: 10th October 1972
- Summary: 1. AERIAL ZOOM TO Globtik tanker on shipway 0.10 2. GV Ground shot showing tanker stern PAN ALONG rest of ship 0.19 3. GV PAN UP SHOWING bow section 0.30 4. GV Showing deck 0.34 5. SV Mobile crane on deck PULL BACK TO SHOW GV Entire deck 0.43 6. GV Men working on hull at stern (2 shots) 0.48 7. SV Worker PULL OUT TO SHOW bow 0.56 Initials BB/0141 CG/GS/BB/0150 Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved
- Embargoed: 25th October 1972 13:00
- Location: KURE CITY, JAPAN
- Country: Japan
- Reuters ID: LVABGH0WFK59LUO4GG4OR5KX8P21
- Story Text: Claimed by its makers to be the world's largest tanker, the 'Globtik Tokyo' is undergoing final preparations for launching on 14 October at the Kure Shipyard, Japan.
Built for an English company, the vessel is 379 metres in overall length--32 metres longer than the largest tanker now in service, the 'Nisseki Maru', constructed at the same shipyard. 'Globtik Tokyo' is as tall as a 22-storey building and her upper deck areas could house the equivalent of 79 tennis courts.
After final completion, scheduled for February 1973, she will carry crude oil from the Persian Gulf to a central terminal in Kagoshima Bay, Japan.
SYNOPSIS: Ready for launching on her shipway at the Kure Shipyard, Japan, "Globtik Tokyo's is claimed by her makers to be the world's largest oil taker. When she's finally afloat she'll be exactly thirty-two metres longer from bows to stern than the "Nisseki Maru"--a vessel built in the same shipyard which currently holds the biggest-tanker record.
"Globtik Tokyo" has been ordered by a British company. She's as tall as a twenty-two storey building, and her total deck area could accommodate seventy-nine tennis courts. When she's fully fitted out and ready for service in February next year she'll carry crude oil for the Persian Gulf to a central terminal in Japan.
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