Apparently I was on holiday last year as well as there were no post published this week in 2009. nice & quiet!
Archive for August, 2010
So, guess who’s jumping on the bandwagon and starting their own blog, too. Okay, I’ll give you two guesses…
No, it’s not Bill Murray, though I’m sure that would be interesting.
Instead, it’s me, Fairlane, starting my own blog which features, well, so far, some pretty ugly looking, beat-up ships…wait a second, I’m just ripping somebody off here…
Well, not really, the point of this blog is to take what at first glance may just seem to be a random, unexciting vessel, and uncover what sets it apart. Was that longliner fishing boat once a spy ship? Did a famous author once sail aboard that tugboat? Did that bulker once participate in a major news story?
Tidbits like these, and many more are all what I’m setting out to uncover as I spy a variety of unassuming vessels, so join in on the search for these random facts at ShipSpot.
IMO : 7406021
Build : 1977 by Cochrane and Sons – Selby in the UK, nr 1574
We have seen quit a few silly mast-designs on her but I think this one is topping the charts. If you were a mate on this vessel you surely weren’t (more…)
From my holiday-villa (with pool) I salute you! Keep scrolling for the links to last years posts.
Can cars float?? Yup, apparently : floating cars.
Can Phone-boots float?? Yup apparently as well : Floating Foonboats.
Odd from a certain angle : Agia Kyriaki.
Oddly asymmetrical : Jumbo Javelin & sisters.
Floating boxes with beautiful names : Car Carriers (part 2).
Another floating box-barge : Rio Del Rey.
Right: my case is packed, my plane is waiting…..I’m off on holiday for the coming 2 weeks, no interwebs, no mobile phone, no nothing so the ugly Ships of this world also can relax for the moment. See you when I’m back.
And if you are going yourself as well: have a good one!
While I’m preparing myself & my suitcase to go on holiday I did find some time here and there to bring you the Flashback for the thirty-fourth week of 2009……..
We already filled 3 posts with Strange Funnels.
Left me without words : Draco.
New character in the upcoming Pixar-movie : Fat Kee 1.
Posh Bali, but not the exotic island.
A concrete church-ship: Kerkschip, for the rock fast believers.
Looks fun but what is it? MC 4994 KL.
Camel-toe warning! Discovery in tha hood!
Cute but stops for nothing : Jakken.
Somebody forgot to hitch the trailer : BW Cidade de Sao Vicente.
Wrong sided funnels : Wecoma.
Tags: future, gen.cargo, green, ugly, update, weird
IMO : 9417141
Build : in progress by Cassenwerft Shipyard – Emden in Germany, nr ??
Here is another strange addition to the world’s fleet of ocean-going ships. (more…)
V Element 2
IMO : n/a
Build : ?? by Chantiers Richard – Courseulles, Normandy in France, nr ??
Bertrand send me this picture already in the beginning of May but I was a bit of a slacker and didn’t put any effort in it. Untill (more…)
IMO : 7361570
Build : 1975 by J.J. Sietas KG Schiffswerke G.m.b.H. & Co – Hamburg in Germany, nr 755 as Bison
A ferry, again…..is it getting boring already?? Should I rename this site to uglyferries?? Na, not necessary, there are more ships around than (more…)
Here we are again, new monday, new week and I’m home again for a few weeks. Have fun with the stuff that happened here last year!
The Acergy Harrier : ugly & orange(-ish).
Nicknamed “the Flatiron” or “Ditty Box” : HMS Argus.
Alarm!! Pirateships on the horizon!! Run away!!
Plastic Fantastic : Krilo Jet.
Conversion after conversion after conversion : Cavalier Maxim.
Pink camouflaged Hummingbird with a peace-sign : Beija Flor.
A & Entourage, not for the faint hearted.
An X-bow like a giant red slipper : Esvagt Bergen.
Pennant nr : W206
Build : 1955 by JSC PO Sevmash – Severodvinsk in the USSR, nr ??
Murmansk, not only a city in the extreme north-west part of the former USSR but also the name of a light cruiser which, despite the fact the cold war (more…)
IMO : 7810935
Build : 1980 by China Shipbuilding Corp. – Kaohsiung in Taiwan, nr ?? as Ming Universe (containervessel)
Catlle-cariers are also known in the maritime world as socalled WoWo-ships: Walk on – Walk off (hopefully), same goes for cruiseships: also designed to (more…)
No talk-talk, just the single link of last years week 32.
Partying on Posh Inland Party boats, but only for them on board.
Build: 1989 by Elbewerften Rosslauer Schiffswerft – Rosslau in Germany, nr 3492 as Tavriya 6
“Balance” is a concept that really can make a difference in the aesthetics of a ship’s design. Too much of a component, or too little, (more…)