On March 24, 1989, a 900-foot long supertanker ran aground in well-marked waters and spilled 11 million gallons of crude oil.
With the support of international trade agreements, these companies are setting their sights on the mass transport of water by pipeline and supertanker .
A supertanker , bulldozing down right behind us, blasted her bullhorn and sent us hightailing it back toward the shoreline.
Several vessels have grounded on mud banks, and unpiloted vessels are also giving cause for concern, with supertankers and large ships being allowed to go to anchorages without a pilot.
It is one of the busiest shipping areas in the world, where every type of vessel, from vast supertankers to small dhows, go about their business.
Severe weather has sunk more than 200 supertankers and container ships exceeding 200 metres in length during the last two decades.
The LOOP is the only US port capable of handling supertankers , and handles 12% of all US oil imports.
More modest waves are to be found in Texas, where surfers ride in the wake of supertankers , and Wisconsin, where a spot on Lake Michigan is just turbulent enough to attract otherwise landlocked enthusiasts.
There are all sorts of vessels, from aircraft carriers through to supertankers and submarines; do we know how much of an environmental risk they each pose?
Like supertankers , they cannot change direction quickly.