IMO : 8020018
Build : 1982 by John Manly Shipyards, Vancouver, BC, Canada, nr ?? as Rivtow Capt.Bob
The first time I saw a picture of this ship I immediately thought it was suitable for this site as she looks like she is scowling, frowning, almost disapproving of you. And because she looked a bit unusual. Then, by accident, I bumped into more information about her and that turned out to be quit interesting and even spectacular.
but first: I also found a picture of her painted in a yukky greenish color. Definitely Ugly!!
She permanently tows a hugh logcarrying barge: the Rivtow Hercules (inseparable, like Siamese twins) and together they haul logs from the woods to the sawmills on the west coast of Canada.
The Hercules is a self loading barge making use of her own cranes, the discharge of the logs is quit spectacular, see the movie!
You can find more info here: www.dieselduck.net, click pictures and it’s the 17th from up. And there is loads more interesting things on that site.
More info HERE.
And this funny little fellow is a so-called dozer-boat: