• Short Summary

    THE "UNIVERSE KUWAIT", SAID TO BE THE LARGEST OIL TANKER IN THE WORLD, ARRIVED IN THE PORT OF AL-AHMADI LAST SATURDAY (21 SEPTEMBER).

  • Description

    THE "UNIVERSE KUWAIT", SAID TO BE THE LARGEST OIL TANKER IN THE WORLD, ARRIVED IN THE PORT OF AL-AHMADI LAST SATURDAY (21 SEPTEMBER). THE SHIP, WITH A REGISTERED TONNAGE OF 312,000 TONS, NECESSITATED THE MAKING OF SPECIAL PREPARATIONS AT THE PORT OF SERVICE HERE.

    AMONG THE SPECIAL LAND AND WATER INSTALLATIONS BUILT AT AL-AHMADI FOR THE 1135 FOOT-LONG (341 M.) SUPERTANKER WAS A SPECIAL JETTY DESIGNED TO SPEED LOADING AND UNLOADING OPERATIONS. A GIANT CRANE ON THE JETTY WAS CONSTRUCTED TO FACILITIES THE OPERATION OF THE "UNIVERSE KUWAIT", WHICH HAS A BEAM OF 175 FEET (52 M.).

    CONSTRUCTION OF "UNIVERSE KUWAIT" BEGAN IN SEPTEMBER, 1966 AT YOKOHAMA, JAPAN. THE SHIP WAS LAUNCHED ON AUGUST 15 OF THIS YEAR. SHE IS ONE OF SIX SIMILAR SUPERTANKERS BEING BUILT IN JAPAN.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA7QPKA35MJ3FW44IO4KVBTQMED
    Media URN:
    VLVA7QPKA35MJ3FW44IO4KVBTQMED
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    27/09/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:15:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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