The crude oil tanker ship MT Desh Gaurav lies berthed at Ernakulam, unloading its cargo of presumably crude oil. The ship is an everyday ordinary oil tanker workhorse that picks up oil from Gulf states and delivers it to various Indian ports for refining. The Desh Gaurav is a an regular-sized tanker 244 metres in length and a tonnage of 61978. The vessel was built by the Hyundai Heavy Industries Company in Seoul, South Korea in 2003 and is owned by the Indian Shipping Corporation. The ship flies the Indian flag and has Mumbai as its home port. Lying still against a blue sky, she presents an awe-inspiring sight as all large ships do.