Pride of Al Salam 95

Posted: 8 March, 2009 by SeaBart in ugly
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Picture by Frank Heine via www.faktaomfartyg.se

Picture by Frank Heine via http://www.faktaomfartyg.se

Picture by Frank Heine via www.faktaomfartyg.se

Picture by Frank Heine via http://www.faktaomfartyg.se

Pride of Al Salam 95

IMO : 7204291

Build : 1972 by I.C.H. Holland, Werf Gusto Yard, Schiedam in The Netherlands, nr 881 as Free Enterprise VI

Again one of the old Towsend Thoresen ferries, so by default not too beautiful to start with. Again modified, and again too ugly for words after the modifications.

Picture by Davy Blair via www.faktaomfartyg.se

Picture by Davy Blair via http://www.faktaomfartyg.se

The blue hull does hide the strange lines of her hull somewhat.

Here she is straight after her modification, under the beautiful &  yummie name Pride of Sandwich.  She is a appetite destroyer though.

PIcture from Micke Asklander collection via www.faktaomfartyg.se

Picture from Micke Asklander collection via http://www.faktaomfartyg.se

And here in her unspoiled former glory when she was brand spanking new, in this form already on her way to glory on this site.

Picture by Cees de Bijl via www.faktaomfartyg.se

Picture by Cees de Bijl via http://www.faktaomfartyg.se

Picture by Cees de Bijl via www.faktaomfartyg.se

Picture by Cees de Bijl via http://www.faktaomfartyg.se

Comments
  1. Mage Bailey says:

    This takes the cake. My husband and I agree it is the ugliest ship ever. Why hasn’t it just rolled right over. I cannot believe someone would let this go to sea.

  2. Alan Knight says:

    Sadly, that is exactly what happened to her. After she became “Al-Salaam Boccaccio 95”, the high-headroom Main (truck) deck was fitted with three new decks of passenger accomodation. Two or three additional decks were fitted above the existing uppermost deck, so that she looked like a floating wedding cake! I teach at the Marine Affairs course at Dalhousie Uni, and on one course there was an Egyptian woman who had made the pilgrimage to Mecca on the ship. She said that she never felt safe.
    The “95” was carrying pilgrims across the Red Sea when she was “T-boned” by a container ship which had just left the Suez Canal. The container ship remained stuck in the hole in “95”s side, limiting the water ingress, and many pilgrims were able to scramble onto the container ship before “95” rolled onto her side and sank.

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