Exxon Tanker Fact Sheet


Principal Characteristics

Length Overall: 987′-0"
Beam: 166′-0"
Maximum Draft: 64′-6"
Speed (at 90% MCR, Full Load): 15.8 Knots
Deadweight: 209,200 Long Tons
Cargo Capacity: 1.5 Million Barrels
Segregated Ballast (salt water): 69,955 Long Tons


Alaskan crude from Valdez to Panama for subsequent transportation to Gulf and East Coast ports; can also deliver Alaskan crude to West Coast ports

Hull Arrangements

Raised forecastle, transom stern, bulbous bow, deckhouse aft
11 cargo tanks
Quarters for 31 persons, including crew of 21

Propulsion Plant

Main Engine: Slow speed diesel engine, 31,650 BHP @ 78.9 RPM
The fuel efficient diesel propulsion plant is designed to burn marine bunker fuel (IF-600 Fuel)
Additional features are auxiliary and waste heat boilers, two 1430 KW diesel generators and one 600 KW emergency diesel generator, fresh water cooling system, and extensive fuel and lube oil purification systems

Cargo System

Grade B oil carrier
Mixed free-flow/suction arrangement with two grade segregation
Four centrifugal cargo pumps
Two independent tank gauging systems
Central cargo control room
Inert gas system for all cargo tanks
Crude oil washing system for all cargo tanks
Loading computer

Hull Machinery

Twelve electro-hydraulic mooring winches
Two anchor windlasses
High strength chain and snug stowing anchor
Two 15-ton hose cranes amidships
Eight ton stores crane aft of deckhouse
Ram-type steering gear

Navigation and Communication

Two radars
Collision avoidance system
Satellite navigator
Satellite communication system
Radio direction finder
Main and auxiliary radio console
Speed log
Doppler docking system
Rate of turn indicator
Two gyro compasses
Gyro pilot with adaptive steering
Zilog onboard computer

Safety Equipment

Saltwater fire fighting system on deck
Chemical foam system with eight deck monitors
Halon flooding system for engine room
Totally enclosed covered lifeboats with engine, air support, and lifeboat radios
Life rafts