There is no shortage of stories about the oil eating super tanker A Whale. Besides being known as a giant oil skimmer, the Liberian flagged tanker is enrolled in the Amver system. A Whale, owned by TMT Shipping, enrolled in the Amver system on January 10, 2010 and has been available to divert over 180 days this year.
If you want to see more about the A Whale in the Gulf of Mexico check out this video from the United States Coast Guard.
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Is there a market for other ships in situations like this? Cruise ships have been used in disasters to house rescue workers and evacuees. What other examples can you think of?