The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2011 annual report for this blog.
Here’s an excerpt:
The Louvre Museum has 8.5 million visitors per year. This blog was viewed about 210,000 times in 2011. If it were an exhibit at the Louvre Museum, it would take about 9 days for that many people to see it.
IMO : 8029064
Build : 1982 by Mhi Nagasaki Shipyard & Engine Works – Nagasaki in Japan, nr ?? as Shinho Maru
If you are a regular on this site you might remeber the Kergi, the Sea Baltica & Sea Nordica and the Balmung. The common demeanor for all these vessels is that they have holes in their respective accomodations. Read the rest of this entry »
Tags: Fairlane, HL vessel, monster, ugly
Build: 1985 by STX Finland – Turku in Finland, nr 1284
What does this ship have going against it?
Utterly hideous appearance, of course… Read the rest of this entry »
Tags: Fairlane, fleet, gen.cargo, strange
An Wu Jiang
Build: 1980 by HDW Kiel – Kiel in Germany, nr 151 as Jonny Wesch
At first glance, I thought this was just another rather pleasant looking general cargo vessel in the Chinese shipping fleet, that, like many others, has survived much longer than most of its contemporaries by sailing in East Asia. However, a closer inspection revealed an “ugly” truth, she isn’t just another general cargo vessel, instead, there’s something strange about her… Read the rest of this entry »
Build: 1986 by Shin Kurushima Onishi Shipyard – Imabari in Japan, nr 2446 as Toyofuji No. 14
It seems to be pretty well established that car carriers are among the ugliest ships out there plying the cargo lanes. If that’s true, then only three quarters of a car carrier shouldn’t be as ugly, right?
IMO : 9399430
Build :2007 by Jaya Asiatic Shipyard – Batam in Indonesia, nr 860 as NOR Sky
I know that heli-decks are the latest “must have-accessory” in the offshore vessel world but in my opinion this is just a little bit over the top. Or actually: quite a bit OTT.
It’s like the shy gentle kid at school suddenly going all wild and showing up one day with a big pink mohawk.
At least the crew doesn’t have to bother filling up the forepeak ballast water tank anymore.
Here she is in her “gentle”-period.
Thansk again to Denis for the tip!
The Boomtow Rat sang about why they don’t liked mondays, what’s not to like about mondays? Especially if there is another Flashback to get your week started right!
Here is the Flashback to week 20 of 2009.
The only thing we did in this week was looking at the Thialf, not the God but the SSCV, a monster of the sea.