BW Cidade de Sao Vicente (updated)

Posted: 22 August, 2009 by SeaBart in paintjob, ugly
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BW Cidade de Sao Vicente

IMO : 7380693

Build : 1976 by Nippon Kokan KK, Tsurumi in Japan, nr 924 as Whakaaropai

Before you start going at me: yes, I know what the thing is for, I know the purpose of the strange looking hook-thingy on the bow but that doesn’t stop me from judging as unbelievable ugly. Especially combined with the green paintjob on the accommodation and deck it makes a ugly looking vessel…..

To make a totally strange connection: the thing on the bow looks like a trailer-hitch, caravans have the same thingy’s and are generally considered ugly & usually in the way… this thing is also considered an unwanted thing on the seas and she is always in the way! She is now in Brasil sucking up oil from the seabed so please stay away from offshore Brasil!!

Dunno source, via the Interweb

Dunno source, via the Interweb

Update (22-08-2009)

Here is another floating oil production plant that can be hitched up to your big-arse SUV and be towed to the next location for oil-sucking duties.

She is now in the process of being converted from a tanker and will be showing up, assumingly behind an Old Age Pensioners car doing half the local speedlimit, in the Gulf of Thailand in the very near future.


  1. bowsprite says:

    huh! and you thought our tug goose necks were weird! so, what is that hook-thingie? diving platform, yes? i love the colors. Radioactive green jungle gym/diving toy. I like it. I wouldn’t throw this one out of bed, either.

  2. MonkeyFist says:

    I see an all-male version of the balcony scene from Romeo & Juliet happening here.

  3. tugster says:

    all i’m registering here, bart, is that i’m not commenting on either of the above. silence. no comment. i don’t get it. keep up the good work, bart.

  4. seabart says:


    I guess I have lost track as well…maybe for the better??

  5. Besserwisser says:

    The ship is not sucking up oil in Brazil. The oil and gas has a very high pressure and is just let up by a pressure reducing valve.
    The deck was sandblasted just before it was covered with ice, and then painted. The ice melted and the paint went off again.

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