Tanker is the debut album by New Zealand band, Bailter Space, released in 1988. It features more minimalist playing and a less claustrophobic/dense overall sound than the band's later releases. The hyperkinetic song "Grader Spader" was released as a 12" single/EP.
Matador Records reissued Tanker on CD in 1995; the 1987 Nelsh EP (including the songs "New Man", "El Whizzo", "Our Aim", "I'm in Love with These Times", "Separate Circles", and "Now I Will Live") was tacked on as well. This marked the first time either had appeared on CD format.
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:
Campaign: this describes either a subset of the theatre of operation, or a more limited geographic and operational strategic commitment, such as the Battle of Britain, and need not represent total national commitment to a conflict, or have broader goals outside of the military impact.
Musical set theory provides concepts for categorizing musical objects and describing their relationships. Many of the notions were first elaborated by HowardHanson (1960) in connection with tonal music, and then mostly developed in connection with atonal music by theorists such as AllenForte (1973), drawing on the work in twelve-tone theory of Milton Babbitt. The concepts of set theory are very general and can be applied to tonal and atonal styles in any equally tempered tuning system, and to some extent more generally than that.
One branch of musical set theory deals with collections (sets and permutations) of pitches and pitch classes (pitch-class set theory), which may be ordered or unordered, and can be related by musical operations such as transposition, inversion, and complementation. The methods of musical set theory are sometimes applied to the analysis of rhythm as well.
Mathematical set theory versus musical set theory
Although musical set theory is often thought to involve the application of mathematical set theory to music, there are numerous differences between the methods and terminology of the two. For example, musicians use the terms transposition and inversion where mathematicians would use translation and reflection.
Furthermore, where musical set theory refers to ordered sets, mathematics would normally refer to tuples or sequences (though mathematics does speak of ordered sets, and although these can be seen to include the musical kind in some sense, they are far more involved).
Active mainly in the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany and Switzerland, Amer Shipping operates a fleet of 57 vessels, including owned tankers, bulkers and container vessels as well as associated ships ... “We have been working on making our daily operations more sustainable for some time now.
The study shows that the largest contributors are containerships, bulkers and tankers, which emit 75 percent of the noise ... For bulk carriers, gas tankers and vehicle carriers, the research shows that over 90 percent operate with speeds above their estimated cavitation inception speed, which leads to large underwater noise emissions.
For a business like Stolt Tankers, that is key.” ...Dominé acknowledges that Stolt Tankers has emerged as “early adopters” but believes that, even though there’s no current mandate, other forward-thinking shipowners and operators will inevitably follow suit… and soon.
The 600-foot tanker has a cargo capacity of over 53,000 cubic meters ... Since then the technology has been installed on a Maersk tanker, North Sea passenger ferries, a Chinese bulker operating for Vale, and North Sea Ro-Ros while also being studied for various near-term applications on a variety of ships.
A Greece-flagged vessel is among two tankers chartered by Chevron Corp to load Venezuelan heavy crude at the South American country and should depart in coming days for the United States, according to shipping documents and sources ... and expand operations in the sanctioned country.
Helsinki, Finland – Wednesday, 25th January 2023. Norsepower Oy Ltd., the leading global provider of auxiliary wind propulsion systems, today signed a contract with Socatra, the leading French ship owner and operator, for the retrofit installation of two Norsepower Rotor SailsTM on the MediumRange (MR) tanker Alcyone.
Tristar’s shipping business owns and/or operates more than 30 chemical, oil and gas tankers and bulk carriers that trade globally, mostly with oil majors. These include an LNG carrier and six new build 25,000 MT DWT, IMOType 2 Oil and chemical tankers ... Operations of a wide network of retail fuel stations in East Africa.
Among JR Rix & Sons’ group of companies is Rix Petroleum, as well as Rix Heating, which specialises in the supply and maintenance of oil tanks and boilers; Rix Shipping, which operates a fleet of oil tankers; and Maritime Bunkering, one of the largest suppliers of marine fuels on the Humber estuary... A spokesperson for JR Rix & Sons said ... .
Advanced Polymer Coatings has sealed a raft of new contracts to apply its MarineLINE tank coating system to newbuild tankers as well as recoating projects ... Its parent company operates a fleet of regional and coastal tankers and APC has a long-standing relationship with the family-owned business having previously coated six of its tankers.
was finally gearing up its operation to transfer oil from the FSOSafer tanker, the cost of buying a very large crude oil carrier is now about 50% more than what was budgeted in the original U.N ... “All of the technical expertise is in place to undertake the procurement for the complex operation,” he said.