I have been working here in San Francisco for almost seven months. This is one of the largest ships I have seen go past our window. I have a great view of the bay from our office and I can see the entire western span of the Oakland Bay Bridge.
This is an image I just took not more than five minutes ago. The vessel is the Alaskan Explorer. She is 941 feet long, or longer than three football fields. She has a 164 foot beam. Features a double hull to prevent the 1.3 million barrels of crude oil from leaking from her bowels.
She was built in San Diego, California for the the BP Oil Shipping Company, USA. The Alaskan Explorer was delivered in 2005, and is the sister ship to the Alaskan Frontier. Both will be operated by SIU-contracted Alaska Tanker Co.