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a supertanker with a deadweight capacity of up to 250,000 tons.
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Origin of VLCC

V(ery)L(arge)C(rude)C(arrier)
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British Dictionary definitions for VLCC

VLCC

abbreviation for
very large crude carrier: an oil tanker with a capacity between 200 000 and 400 000 tons
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