UAL Nigeria (updated)

Posted: 13 September, 2009 by SeaBart in paintjob, ugly
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UAL Nigeria

IMO : 9225146

Build : 2000 by Hudong-Zhonghua Shipbuilding (Group) Co., Ltd, Shanghai, nr 417 as CEC Culembourg

A few days ago I posted an article about the Tramper (if you haven’t read it: here) and by sheer coincidence I stumbled over a similar looking vessel: the UAL Nigeria: same strange superstructure, same non-existing aftdeck, same strange fence on the bow but this time with 2 cranes on the same side. Although the cranes are in keeping with the vessel: ugly!

And to add the little bit of strangness that was lost by positioning the cranes on one side they decided to paint the hull in two colors.

The vessel is owned by the Clipper Group and there are 8 sisterships in existence as well:

here are just 2 of them:

CEC Cardigan

CEC Champion as Nirint Champion

I do still wonder what those square frames around the windows are for.

Update 13-09-2009

Right, unusual for here but let’s do some good old fashioned sensationalism:

As if this type of ship isn’t bad enough looking somebody out there decided to do some Do-it-yourself modifications using a bit a blunt instrument:

The Nirint Pride, looks the same as the ones pictured above.

And after the modifications:

I guess their Pride is a bit dented now!!

Wait till you see the other victim, aka the blunt instrument mentioned earlier!

MSC Nikita

I guess this was a typical David & Goliath case!

Oh, by the way: nobody got injured (except for some ego’s) and no environment got polluted! And if your wanna know what happened: HERE and HERE (scroll down).

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