IMO : 7824261
Build : 1984 by Saint John Shipbuilding Ltd, Saint John in Canada, nr 1132 as Canmar Kigoriak
Today I wanna talk to you about icebreakers, I know it’s summertime and I know there isn’t much ice in sight but that’s the point. As it is summertime all the icebreakers used in the Northern ports of the Northern Hemisphere are without a job and laying idle in port, except for the occasional PR or tourist-trip. And there lays the danger: as you are unsuspectingly wandering through a small harbor town you might be caught by the sight of these monsters, a monster as pictured above & below. And wadda-u-know: holiday ruined!! See please be careful now you are aware of them!
Anyway, what I find ironical is that this ugly ship: Talagy is actually designed & build by the people who have the biggest change of her as a daily view: the inhabitants of St John, Canada. Oh Irony, wouldn’t life be dull without you!!
And to be honest: She is ugly but I like the looks of her, purposeful, butch, kinda cool….but still very ugly!!
Here is another one, just as ugly, less cool….courtesy of the Canadian Coast Guard: the Terry Fox (IMO : 8127799).
However ugly they are: they sure are mighty machines…………..