Ship Knok Nuis is the largest super-tanker in the world. It has a capacity of 565,000 tons and it is 1,502 feet long. However, there was a desire to increase the load of the ship and make it a symbol of sea transportation as well as the largest ship ever built. So it was renovated. When it first appeared outside the shipyard, we could clearly see that its capacity increased by 87,000 tons and that its name was changed to Jahre Viking. However, this boat is extremely difficult to steer since it can enter only in a few ports in the world. It cannot pass through the Suez and Panama Canals. It was anchored in the Persian Gulf and it serves as a storage tank for crude oil. Current capacity is a whopping 647,955 tons or 4.1 million barrels of oil. To get the idea how big it is, we can say that one delivery of that tanker can keep the entire world economy running on fuel for two whole days! That's why many super-tankers are used in the world, but at the same time they are a huge risk to the environment.
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