Caralb News • April 19, 2018
Biggest Tankers: Fantastic Four TI Supertankers
TI Africa · TI Asia · TI Europe · TI Oceania
Currently, there are four largest supertankers in the world. They are identified as the TI class of supertankers that comprises the vessels – TI Asia, TI Africa, TI Oceania, and TI Europe.
The OSG or Overseas Shipholding Group procured the Hellespont Metropolis and the Hellespont Tara, which are now the TI Africa and TI Asia flagged for Belgium, respectively. On the other hand, the Hellespont Fairfax and Hellespont Alhambra were obtained by Euronav NV. It is a Belgian shipowner and was able to rename the largest supertankers as TI Oceania and TI Europe. Both were also flagged for Belgium, correspondingly.
As of 2017, the only remaining TI-class vessel and largest ULCC in the world was TI Europe, used as floating storage for crude.
Source: By E. Nacar, from www.marinetraffic.com