One of three oil tankers, the Globtik Tokyo operated within the same class. This particular ship was once the world’s largest supertankers measuring at 378.85 meters and weighing at around 483,684 tons. However, in 1973 the title of largest supertanker went to its sister model, the Globtik London, which was heavier. The Globtik Tokyo had a holding capacity of 580 million liters.
The ship was constructed by Ishikawajima Harima Heavy Industries (presently known as IHI Corporation), but owned by Globtik Tankers of London. In 1986, the ship was made to retire and broken down for scraps.