Kraka (Updated)

Posted: 24 December, 2009 by SeaBart in ugly
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Kraka

IMO : 8302894

Build : 1985 by Frederikshavn Vaerft A/S, Frederikshavn, Denmark, nr 414 as Mercandian Continent

This monstrous looking (used to be-) vessel-to-be started life as a roro-cargoship before she was bought to be converted in a cable laying vessel. She was shortened by 15m, her bridge was cut off and a new, larger accomodationblock was added and extensive modifications have been done to her aftdeck. And then the work stopped….for 7 years. Now she is back in the spotlight again and various builders/welders  and contractors have descended once again upon her but will she ever be completed?? Whatever will happen to her: she will always be an ugly ship!

And this is how she looked like before the rigmaroll started:

Picture fom collection Bernt Skjött via www.faktaomfartyg.se

Picture fom collection Bernt Skjött via http://www.faktaomfartyg.se

UPDATE:

This is what the future holds for her, by then renamed DAN Swift

Dan Swift

DAN Swift

For more information: read this DAN Swift Info PDF or here on the Lauritzen site.

Update 24-12-2009

She spend a whole lot of time at the shipyard being converted/modified/restored/rebuild but now she is finally sailing (again).

And although she looks miles better than before mr Lauritzen got his hands on her she remains an O.U.S.

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Comments
  1. T says:

    Oh dear, what have they done to her! I still remember sailing with her when she was still a (butt ugly) ferry on the Great Belt link (see photo: http://www.fortunecity.com/skyscraper/proxy/987/MF_Kraka.jpg).

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