9 A Small Oil Tanker Tour

A Small Oil Tanker Tour

Posted on April 7, 2011 by team

In this post we’ll show you a small Soviet oil tanker, its interior and operating principle! You will learn what the words “Russian Diesel” mean and how the oil-tanker crew works.

Every ship traditionally begins with an anchor. The ship anchor serves two main functions – old ones adorn flowerbed and squares of seaside towns and cities, and modern ones are supposed to be thrown into the sea in order to damage an important and secret underwater communication cable. Sometimes, they even can fix a ship in the open sea!

Here is an old Soviet anchor windlass which allows choosing one of the two anchor chains, 200 meters long each. Round pointer indicators show on which depth the anchor-pressed diver lies.

The deck is a flat metal foundation with lots of different constructions on it. Approximately under that part of the deck there are petrol tank with 500 thousand liter total capacity.

The great amount of pipes of different length and diameter need to be repaired from time to time. This makes the crew busy and as a result lowers the level of debauchery among the sailors.

The shower cabin.

“Ironing place”

Smoking is not allowed on the tanker. In exchange for it, there is a special place for playing dominoes.

The crew sleeps in cockpits and state cabins. The most well-deserved members sleep in individual cabins, there are rumors that sometimes they even invite ladies there…


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9 Responses to “A Small Oil Tanker Tour”

  1. testicules says:


  2. Archy Bunka says:

    First? Probably not.
    Sailors sometimes invite ladies to their cabins? Shocking.

    • Musa says:

      Why is it shocking? I visited my husband’s private cabin while he was a naval officer in the navy stationed on an aircraft carrier before. I know I’m not the only wife who has ever done that before. Actually my grandfather wanted to see the ship so my husband ended up taking my whole family on a tour including a visit to his cabin. We all went through security before hand both at the gate and on the ship so it was cool.

      I do wonder what the security policies are on tanker ships like this and allowing the sailors to bring just anyone aboard. It doesn’t sound so wise.

      This is a great post, thanks.

  3. Boritz says:

    So, in which museum may this vessel be found?

  4. FührerBunker.AT says:

    F. Bunker here.

    axaxa this sea mans are straight out of my kock D

  5. Mizz... (A) says:

    Only me thinking of that happening when a man vith an old veteran tanker here in Swe was going to smuggeling taxfree disel (petrol, i dont know the english word, ) over the eastern sea from Finland to Sweden… Unfortunatly he get caught as i remember.

    Wonder how much it will cost to rent that thing för a week or so… :D

  6. geo says:

    what does ‘TOBC6′ MEAN?

  7. Barrie says:

    Been at sea most of my life, this chap has a wonderful command, and sense of English humour.
    Well done.

  8. Shep says:

    Funny post! :-)

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