Contship Germany (updated)

Posted: 20 February, 2009 by SeaBart in paintjob
Tags: , , ,
Picture by Boris Paulien via the Interweb

Picture by Boris Paulien via the Interweb

Contship Germany

IMO : 9051222

Build : 1992 by Bremer Vulkan-Vegesacker Werft, Bremen-Vegesack in Germany, nr 1105

Another one that was brought to my attention via the Tip-hotline! A regular containership but painted totally pink….in 2 different shades! OMG!! What happened here? I don’t know the reason but, but, but, I even don’t wanna think about a valid reason to paint your ship PINK!! Even my wife, who usually likes all things pink thought this was awful & ridiculous!

Dunno source, via the Interweb

Dunno source, via the Interweb

Thank you, Michael Kokholm for bringing this “beautiful” vessel to our attention.

The company responsible for the above also had 2 other ships painted from bottom to top in a single color.

The Contship Singapore (IMO : 9070046) in lovely & cheerful yellow:

Dunno source, via the Interweb

Dunno source, via the Interweb

And the Contship Italy (IMO : 9109029) in a rather undefinable blue-ish:

I seem to remember once seeing a totally purple containervessel, can anybody confirm the existence of that one or is this a product of my imagination doing strange things???

Update (20-02-2009)

And this is the movie Robert in the comments below was talking about:

Dunno source, via the Interweb

Dunno source, via the Interweb

Dunno source, via the Interweb

Dunno source, via the Interweb

Robert, thanx a lot for the tip!!


  1. Robert Beller says:

    This pinky reminds me of a 1959 movie titled Operation Petticoat

    “The crew are eventually forced to continue on their journey with the sub painted pink after plans for a quick re-paint of the sub go awry (Not enough red lead or white lead undercoat primer paint is available to paint the entire sub either color, and so all the available paint of both colors is mixed together; and then the Japanese find the sub before the regular gray overcoat can be applied)”.

  2. seabart says:

    I googled it….and Yeah, you are right!!!

  3. bowsprite says:

    Operation Petticoat! thank you, Robert! this is so great. I have to direct you all to this: it’s Pink, it’s Blake Edward, and it’s in the spirit of what brings us here today, at this mad crazy site:

  4. Veeresh Malik says:

    Purple ships – we used to be in Immingham a lot in the ’70s, and there were these Tor Line ferries, purple in colour, a pair of them. Bright purple, but used to look different colours in the different winter days, very pretty.

  5. FOYEN says:

    The pinky containership is not ugly… she’s sexy!

    However, maybe the paintjob of each ship somehow could refer to one feature of it’s crew?

    Yellow = cowards
    Purple = sick people
    Pink = girls or homosexuals

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.