Tankers can range in size of capacity from several hundred tons, which includes vessels for servicing small harbours and coastal settlements, to several hundred thousand tons, for long-range haulage. Besides ocean- or seagoing tankers there are also specialized inland-waterway tankers which operate on rivers and canals with an average cargo capacity up to some thousand tons. A wide range of products are carried by tankers, including:
Tankers are a relatively new concept, dating from the later years of the 19th century. Before this, technology had simply not supported the idea of carrying bulk liquids. The market was also not geared towards transporting or selling cargo in bulk, therefore most ships carried a wide range of different products in different holds and traded outside fixed routes. Liquids were usually loaded in casks—hence the term "tonnage", which refers to the volume of the holds in terms of how many tuns or casks of wine could be carried. Even potable water, vital for the survival of the crew, was stowed in casks. Carrying bulk liquids in earlier ships posed several problems:
Ship's A.I. was created untold millennia ago by the Celestials as the operating system for a data collection device. The Celestials had genetically manipulated humanity, and they left the Ship in the area that would come to be known as Mongolia to monitor humanity's progress.
Circa 1100 A.D., a Mongolian immortal known as Garbha-Hsien (later known as Saul), discovered the Ship and lived next to it while he researched its mysteries. Saul never attempted to enter the Ship.
In time, the Egyptian immortal En Sabah Nur learned of Saul and sought him out as another immortal. In a confrontation, En Sabah Nur slew all of Saul's guards. Saul then sought to humble his fellow "forever-walker" by revealing the secret titanic vessel. Having had previous experience with futuristic technology due to his encounters with Rama-Tut, Nur attacked Saul and left the other immortal for dead and entered the Ship. He emerged later as a vastly changed being who now called himself Apocalypse.
Phosphatidylinositol-3,4,5-trisphosphate 5-phosphatase (EC126.96.36.199, SHIP1, SHIP2, SHIP, p150Ship) is an enzyme with system name 1-phosphatidyl-1D-myo-inositol-3,4,5-trisphosphate 5-phosphohydrolase. This enzyme catalyses the following chemical reaction
This enzyme hydroylses 1-phosphatidyl-1D-myo-inositol 3,4,5-trisphosphate (PtdIns(3,4,5)P3) to produce PtdIns(3,4)P2.
A tank is a large, heavily armoured fighting vehicle with tracks and a large tank gun that is designed for front-line combat. Modern tanks are mobile land weapon platforms, mounting a large-calibrecannon in a rotating gun turret. They combine this with heavy vehicle armour which provides protection for the crew, the vehicle's weapons, and its propulsion systems, and operational mobility, due to its use of tracks rather than wheels, which allows the tank to move over rugged terrain and be positioned on the battlefield in advantageous locations. These features enable the tank to perform well in a tactical situation: the combination of powerful weapons fire from their tank gun and their ability to resist enemy fire means the tank can take hold of and control an area and prevent other enemy vehicles from advancing. In both offensive and defensive roles, they are powerful units able to perform key primary tasks required of armoured units on the battlefield. The modern tank was the result of a century of development from the first primitive armoured vehicles, due to improvements in technology such as the internal combustion engine, which allowed the rapid movement of heavy armoured vehicles. As a result of these advances, tanks underwent tremendous shifts in capability during the World Wars of the 20th century.
Tanks are often represented as large or heavily armored.
Role in games
"Tanking" occurs when the unit is intended to be the one taking damage (typically by being dangerous or detrimental, or using a game mechanic that forces it to be targeted), and secondly, to ensure that they can survive this damage through sheer health points or mitigation.
In real-time strategy games the role of a tank unit is to provide a health buffer for weaker ranged classes. Frequently maneuvering or other tactics are used by the tank to make themselves the most tempting or highest-priority target of enemy attacks, thereby diverting enemy attacks away from allies. Many basic strategies in games such as StarCraft and Warcraft III revolve around learning to micro-manage units so they attack tanks first so that the tanks do not continually attack units.
This new method will be one of the core technologies to manage and control safety aboard next-generation smart ships and autonomous ships. The technology has been approved by the KoreanRegister of Shipping (KR, ClassSociety), and also approved by the Liberian Registry (Flag State administration).
It cited a suspected Iranian attack on an Israeli-owned ship in the Gulf of Oman in February and anti-tank missiles launched by Lebanon’s Hezbollah against an Israeli military vehicle in 2019 ... ‘Aid to Israel vital’. It also highlighted that Israel provides the US with “unique intelligence information and advanced defensive weapons systems” ... .
The bitcoin vs. gold debate between gold financier Frank Giustra and the pro-bitcoin Microstrategy CEOMichael Saylor took place this week ... gold premiered on Wednesday ... You will never diversify the metal in an aircraft wing, or the answer to a math problem, or the shape of the ship’s hull, or the oxygen content in a scuba tank ... One tweeted ... .
We don't know how deep the submarine is, but to surface, it needs to push compressed air into the ballast tanks, forcing the water out of the submarine until its general density is less than the surrounding water — recreating the positive buoyancy surface ships employ.
The ABS publication contains prospective technical and economic data on all the most talked about alternative shipping fuels including revealing tank-to-wake and well-to-wake CO2 emission comparisons (see chart below) ... In particular, fuel tanks should be specified based on the original and future fuels planned to be used.
Margono said an oil slick found in that area could be due to the fact that the German-made submarine might be floating below the surface after the crew members had released fuel to lighten the ship. Another explanation could be that a fuel tank rupture may have caused the submarine to sink to 500 to 700 meters, he added.
An oil spill where the submarine was thought to have submerged early on Wednesday pointed to possible damage to its fuel tank.Neighbouring Singapore and Malaysia have already dispatched ships that are expected to arrive in the coming days to assist with search efforts.
Indonesian Navy ship KRI Singa sails to take part in the search for submarine KRI Nanggala that went missing while participating in a training exercise on Wednesday, off Banyuwangi, East Java, Indonesia, Thursday, April 22, 2021 ... Margono said the oil slick may have been caused by a crack in the submarine’s tank after the vessel sank.
Shipments of military aid have been discussed by Joe Biden’s administration, and could include anti-tank, anti-ship and anti-aircraft systems according to the Wall Street Journal... a decade, intruding into European airspace and restricting the movement of foreign ships in the area.
On March 23, 2021, the 20,124 TEU container ship Ever Given, one of the largest of the world, ran aground in the southern section of the Suez Canal... During the 6-day blockage, more than 350 ships were waiting and some other ships opted for the long detour around the Cape of Good Hope ... The passing of ships after the Canal re-opening.
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia’s navy ships on Thursday were intensely searching for a submarine that likely fell too deep to retrieve, making survival chances for the 53 people on board slim ... A hydro-oceanographic survey ship equipped with underwater detection capabilities also was on its way to the site around the oil spills.
"We suspect it is at a depth of 600-700 metres," Navy spokesperson Julius Widjojono said. "It is designed to dive to depths of 250-500 metres ... Widjojono said the fuel tank might have been damaged by water pressure. Four naval ships were involved in the search and two others - including one from Malaysia - were on the way, he said ... GNA. .