Mobil Corp.'s Eagle, a double hull, very large crude carrier (VLCC), has been commissioned at Sumitomo Heavy Industries Ltd.'s Oppama shipyard in Japan. Mobil said the 280,000 dwt vessel, built for Mobil Shipping & Transportation Co., is the first double hull vessel of her class owned by an oil company and the sixth double hull VLCC in the world. She is 1,089 ft long and 190 ft wide. Cargo capacity is 2.2 million bbl. Mobil's research, as well as studies by the National Academy of Sciences, found the double hull to be the best option in vessels of this size to safeguard the environment. Cons...

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