Jumbo Javelin (updated)

Posted: 29 August, 2009 by SeaBart in ugly
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Jumbo Javelin

IMO : 9243837

Build : 2004 by Damen Shipyards Galati, Galati in Poland Romania, nr 9101

I like a bit of assymmetrical highlights in a design, I think it gives a it of flair, a bit distinctness. Heavy lift vessels are also a favourite of mine so with those 2 likable aspects present ¬†I should love this vessel. But I don’t, I think that with this vessel they have gone a bit over the top, or actually over to the right. Or left, depending on the way you look at her.


According to the dictionary a ¬†javelin is “a light spear thrown with the hand and used as a weapon” or “a metal or metal-tipped spear thrown for distance in track and field competitions” …I don’t see how anybody could call this ugly vessel light, let alone throw it somewhere!

Update (29-08-2009)

She has 3 sisterships, all 3 as ugly as her, please see below for your verdict!

Fairpartner (IMO : 9243849)

Fairplayer (IMO : 9371579)

Jumbo Jubilee (IMO : 9371581)

BTW: all 4 of them are build in Galati, Romania but the cranes are installed in Rotterdam. This is how they looked without the cranes:

  1. catalin says:

    Galati is a town in Romania , not Poland!

  2. seabart says:

    My sincere apologies for my ignorance & poor research!, It’s been corrected!!

  3. bowsprite says:

    I think the “javelin” reference is to the removal of one half of mammary glands obstructions in Amazon women warriors, so they could throw said weapons better.

    And, perhaps, Jumbo Javelin sounds better than Jumbo Sewing Machine.

    From Wikipedia: “Among Classical Greeks, amazon was given a popular etymology as from a-mazos, “without breast”, connected with an etiological tradition that Amazons had their right breast cut off or burnt out, so they would be able to use a bow more freely and throw spears without the physical limitation and obstruction…”

  4. tugster says:

    bowsprite . . . you totally captured the aura of this vessel . . . one to do a frontal art of, with amazonian accoutrements

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