Oil tanker near Galveston, Texas, USA (@ Louis Vest/Getty Images)
- A look down the deck gives some perspective on size.""These things are the length of two football pitches
- Ships like this are designed to take an absolute battering from the sea.""This is probably as close as you should get
- Where\s a good place to park one of these big rigs?""Try the largest of North America\s 48 contiguous united states
- Building an oil tanker requires a computer, 110,000 parts and a lot of hard work.""Where do we start?