There is a ship out yonder, but its a tanker or a freighter.
The tanker reported a damaged rudder and a destroyer went to her aid.
For the time, at least, the tanker and its priceless cargo were saved.
The tanker at the back of the convoy and to the right was slipping behind.
Meanwhile, Tanker Ike had been anxiously scanning the horizon.
Tanker Ike, who was riding ahead, suddenly leaped off his horse.
"They got a Danish tanker somewhere off Nantucket," he continued impotently.
Surprisingly, though, he did find a tanker with a full load, the very next day.
It was a long way around to the tanker Vern was on, hopping from deck to deck, detouring around open stretches.
The tanker by whose side we had tied up began to swing toward me as the tide changed to outgoing.