IMO : 9000895
Build : 1992 by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Kobe in Japan, nr ?? as Diamond Echo
Stuart C. send me a picture after he read the Funny Names-post. I almost spit my tea over my laptop screen when I saw it, see the above pic. What were the ship owners thinking when they named this vessel?? OR: did they really have such a dirty mind and named her so on purpose, in which case it’s a really good joke!
If you don’t get it immediately: say it out loud! or read this spoiler.
Anyway: the ship became an instant hit around the Interwebs (some people actually called it a hoax) but apparently the owners found out what had been done and that they were the laughing stock of the Internet so after a good 2 years (apr 2004 – aug 2006) they changed the name to Titan Taurus.
So, No: it’s not a hoax, she really existed but got renamed. Actually she got rebuild as a bulk carrier and is now called K.Cosmos.