Sea wise Giant was the largest ship of the 20th Century with a volume of 260,851 gross tons constructed. As tankers with dual hulls after the Exxon Valdez oil spill in Alaska waters 27th March 1989 will be built, it is unlikely that any new tanker cannot exceed this size. The next type of ship that would eventually exceed the weight Sea wise Giant is a floating city. Some of these ships could soon become a reality, as some have already been designed.
The construction of oil began in 1979 for a Greek shipping magnate. As a result of the oil embargo in the 1970’s, the original owner of the bankrupt before the ship could be signed. This led the Hong Kong Ship-owners CY Tung Lord led the market in an incomplete vessel under an agreement the builders will increase the length, so the dead weight (full load) of 480,000 could rise to 564 763 tones.
NAME SEAWISE GIANT (HAPPY GIANT) (JAHRE VIKING) (KNOCK NEVIS) (MONT)
CLASS ULTRA LARGE CRUDE CARRIER
BUILT SUMITOMO OPPAMA SHIPYARD / JAPAN
WEIGHT 260,851 TONS
LENGTH 1,504 FEET
WIDTH 226 FEET
SPEED 15 KNOTS
PROPELLERS 1- 30 FEET DIAMETER 5 BLADES
ENGINES 1 – STEAM TURBINE 2 STAGE REDUCTION GEAR – 50,000 HP