Archive for January, 2010

Riviera del Conero

Posted: 31 January, 2010 by Fairlane in ugly
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Riviera del Conero

IMO: 7325095

Build: 1974 by Cantiere Navale Fratelli Orlando – Livorno in Italy, nr 139 as Espresso Cagliari

I’m fine with the concept of streamlining a vessel, not only may it have slight implications for economy and speed, and it just makes the vessel look faster, and in some cases, downright futuristic. (more…)

Unknown…..

Posted: 30 January, 2010 by SeaBart in ugly
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Picture by Mat via http://thereifixedit.com/

Unknown Floating Thingy.

It floats, it’s ugly and therefore it’s on here…….Now, who knows what it actually is?

Coast Guard Copycats

Posted: 29 January, 2010 by Fairlane in paintjob, special
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Coast Guard Copycats

In all reality, I feel the original concept of the US Coast Guard’s racing stripe, as seen on the Biscayne Bay and Boutwell above, (more…)

Uglier Car Carriers (Part 1)

Posted: 28 January, 2010 by Fairlane in ugly
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Uglier Car Carriers

An old adage says that not everything is created equal, some things are just in principle better and worse than the standards. (more…)

Boardwalk Beast

Posted: 28 January, 2010 by SeaBart in ugly
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Boardwalk Beast

IMO : n/a

Build : ???

Tourboats, we have already discussed them here into grave (more…)

Ursa

Posted: 27 January, 2010 by Fairlane in ugly
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Ursa

IMO: 8418875

Build: 1986 by Orenstein & Koppel – Lubeck in Germany, nr ??? as Bilberg I

Argue some may that she’s beautiful in her own right because she’s good at doing her job, “Nay!” says I! (more…)

Samuel de Champlain & Innovation

Posted: 26 January, 2010 by Fairlane in ugly
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Samuel de Champlain & Innovation

IMO: 7433799 [Samuel de Champlain]

Build: 1976 by Mangone Shipbuilding – Houston in Texas,  nr 120 as Musketeer Fury/2006 by Manitowoc Marine Group – Manitowoc in Wisconsin, nr 760

A good number of articulated tugs and barges have nothing attractive to offer, and a good portion of the time, the reason rests solely on the tug itself, (more…)

Seawell

Posted: 26 January, 2010 by SeaBart in ugly
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Seawell

IMO : 8324567

Build : 1987 by North East Shipbuilders Ltd. – Newcastle Upon Tyne in the UK, nr 24 as Stena Seawell

Woooohoooo…..another one of those chaotic offshore vessels (more…)

Canadian Prospector

Posted: 25 January, 2010 by Fairlane in ugly
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Canadian Prospector

IMO: 5426663

Build: 1964 by Short Brothers – Sunderland in the UK, nr 542 as Carlton

The Great Lakes of the United States: Their cool, fresh waters keep the steel of vessels strong for many years, leaving some ships well near 100 years old still plying their waters. (more…)

Flashback week 05-2009

Posted: 25 January, 2010 by SeaBart in special
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Flashback week 05-2009

The flashback for this week: or week 05 of 2009….mmm, getting a bit confusing but here it is anyway:

The Viking 1 won a whale-look-a-like contest, her tug became second.

Picture by Dick Lund via http://dlund.20m.com/

I did a second rant about those pesky Green Ships.

A really ugly ship, by sight and by work : Yushin Maru no 2.

Little ferries look like suppository, see here for evidence.

This Main Highway is a no-way!

Ship designers were asked to have a good look at the Arbeille Bourbon.

We had another look at Strange Funnels.

The (ex)-Statesman towed another contraption: Eide Barge 33…an ugly duo!

The fleet of Stolt Nielsen Seaways was not the most pretty one.

Bacoliner 1 reminded me of a certain (much needed) alcoholic refreshment.

The Viking Queen is a very special supplier, in various aspects.

A successful but ugly design : Far Grimshader.

The Ulstein X-bow poll begun…………

A big arse and a church organ from hell: the Ramform Sovereign.

That was quit a productive week I must say!

MSC Mia Summer

Posted: 23 January, 2010 by Fairlane in paintjob, ugly
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MSC Mia Summer

IMO: 9169067

Build: 1999 by HDW – Kiel in Germany, as Norasia Scarlet

As a clarification, this ship is related to the already-covered MSC Asli and her slough of sisters. But, the difference in her design brings about a variation in ugly theme from her sisters’ abstract ugliness.

One of the big design considerations for containerships is their ability for the captain to see in front of the vessel. (more…)

Sadie Joan

Posted: 22 January, 2010 by Fairlane in non-ugly
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Sadie Joan

Build: 1961 by ??? – Somewhere

This little boat had quite the impact on me when I first saw a picture of her, and I’m still convinced that she has to be the cutest little fishing boat I know of. (more…)

Thorshøvdi

Posted: 22 January, 2010 by SeaBart in ugly
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Thorshøvdi

IMO : 9160358

Build : 1999 by Bodewes Volharding – Foxhol in the Netherlnds, nr 334 as Vlieborg

What’s going on here I hear you thinking: that’s just an ordinary coaster and (more…)

Hotel Titanic

Posted: 21 January, 2010 by SeaBart in ugly
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Hotel Titanic

While browsing the internet looking for a warm place to escape (more…)

Bader III

Posted: 20 January, 2010 by SeaBart in ugly
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Picture by John Wilson, via http://www.shipspotting.com

Bader III

IMO : 7504598

Build : 1978 by Chantiers de l’Atlantique shipyard – St Nazaire in France, nr O26 as Renoir (RoRo-vessel)

Another cattle-carrier, another stench-instigator, another (more…)