This Day in History (1979): VLCC Calls at Ju’aymah
The world’s largest crude carrier calls at Ju’ayamh.
From the Sept 26th, 1979, edition of The Arabian Sun
The Pierre Guillaumat, at 550,000 deadweight tons the world’s largest crude carrier, last week loaded over 3.7 million barrels of various grades of crude oil and bunker fuel at Ju’aymah Terminal; the French flagship is seen here loading from one of the offshore single point mooring buoys which serve Ju’aymah.
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