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Oil tanker size

Your front-page photo June 19 of the USS Nimitz aircraft carrier dwarfing a cruise ship was very impressive.

I think it is interesting to note that the crude oil container ships proposed for the narrow passage into Kitimat to receive Enbridge tar sands bitumen are exactly the same length (345 meters, approximately 3.5 football fields) and width (over 60 meters).

Of course, the oil tankers will not be nearly as well built or have the crew and navigational equipment that the USS Nimitz has.

Carol Tidler

Qualicum Beach

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