Viking Poseidon

Posted: 21 December, 2009 by SeaBart in ugly
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Viking Poseidon

IMO : 9413535

Build : 2008 by Ulstein Verft AS – Ulsteinvik in Norway, nr 281

This is also one of the vessels that was roaming the field where we were working for the last 6 weeks. I know we have had the discussion already a long time ago but I still do think that these vessels look like cheap trainers. And this one is a prime example of that opinion, especially in these colors.

Still the ugly verdict then!

And to silence some critics: Yes, I do know that this design makes for a better sea-keeping capability for these vessels but I still think it looks ugly!

Please see below You-tube video for a good comparison between an X-bow vessel and a vessel with a traditional bow.



  1. […] 12/22: The folks over at also posted on Viking Poseidon yesterday, and included a video clip of an X-Bow ship in heavy seas. Worth a […]

  2. Glad to have her here in the Gulf! Danke to our brothers in Northern Europe for the big assist.

  3. Terje says:

    Thanks for the support Timothy!
    We like our ship very much 🙂

    Viking Poseidon

  4. Tony says:

    ..weeehhh.. glad to be here Onboard!. ^_^

  5. Matt says:

    I recently worked with this vessel in the gulf at the site of the deep water horizion it is a verry impressive ship and i was glad to see her out there .. sail safe all

  6. Bryan V says:

    Wow! I work across the water from where the ship is tied up. What an incredible boat. Looks very sophisticated and technical. I would love to work on a vessel like that.

  7. Jared says:

    Is there anywhere I could find a timeline or calendar of events for the Viking Poseidon in response to the oil spill?

  8. Wiktor says:

    Gentlemen, I have passed VP today, just a few miles away. It is truly beautiful vessel. Could you tell me which agency/company employs bridge officers in there? Thank you and I hope one day we will see on board! Wiktor

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