Archive for April, 2010

Noordhoek Singapore

Posted: 29 April, 2010 by SeaBart in paintjob, ugly
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Noordhoek Singapore

IMO : 7606308

Build : 1977 by Shipyard De Waal – Zaltbommel, the Netherlands, nr 710 as Smit-Lloyd 61

Another old faithful, almost classical, supplyvessel that has been subject to an “upgrade”. A complete diving-base has (more…)

Flashback week 18-2009

Posted: 26 April, 2010 by SeaBart in special

Flashback week 18-2009

I’m no longer doing offshore-stuff on board of a vessel of some kind but I’m quite busy with all kinds of things. However: I did find a bit of time here and there to remind you of all the posts that were published here last year around this time.

Balmung : various colors, one big hole.

The Mie Mols looks like an iron which eats your precious clothes.

Another diamond that should have stayed underground: Seacat Diamant.

Another one that looks like an iron, now with a difficult to pronounce name : Scheurrak.

Camping @ sea: APC Aussi 1.

Minimum effort, MAXimum Ugly! : Eide Max.

Sight Seeing Boats of Paris (part 1)

Posted: 24 April, 2010 by SeaBart in ugly
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Sight Seeing Boats of Paris (part 1)

Paris: the city of love, the most beautiful city in the world, the centre of the artworld, the capital (more…)

Maya Express

Posted: 21 April, 2010 by SeaBart in special, ugly
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Dunno source, via the Facebook extension

Maya Express

IMO : 7214117

Build : 1973 by Santierul Naval Galatz – Galatz, Romania, nr 616 as Iris

This one reached me through our extension on Facebook, she might not (more…)

New Carissa

Posted: 21 April, 2010 by Fairlane in special, ugly
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New Carissa

IMO: 8716136

Build: 1989 by Marugame Yard – Marugame in Japan, nr 1172

So, wood chip carriers, not a big fan. At first it looks like a bulk freighter, which isn’t too particularly offensive. (more…)

Flashback week 17-2009

Posted: 19 April, 2010 by SeaBart in special

Flashback week 17-2009

Let’s have a quick look what happened here on this site in week no 17 of the year 2009, loads of excitement, as usual!

A useful interior but the exterior causes shock & horror : RheinEnergie.

Baltic News…….shouldn’t that be better named Bad News?

A cute brick-like ferry: Adler I.

Another awfull piece of heritage from the infamous Townsend Thoresen line: the Pride of Dover.

The words of “B” tell us about the Atlantica.

Dunno source, via the Interwebs

A floating half of a swingbridge, is it?? The McFarland explained.

A monster of a dredger: Cristobal Colon.

We filled a marina with Ugly Yachts of all sorts.

The Jewel of the Seas…..she should have stayed underground.

HMS Dauntless (D33)

Posted: 16 April, 2010 by Fairlane in ugly
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HMS Dauntless

IMO: 4907751

Build: 2007 by BAE Systems – Govan in UK, nr 1062

Just as the US Navy’s Littoral Combat Ships have proven by being featured here, modern naval vessels are not the prettiest things around. (more…)

Caballo Azteca

Posted: 16 April, 2010 by SeaBart in ugly
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Caballo Azteca

IMO : 8624395

Build : 1987 by Khersonsky Sudostroitelnyy Zavod – Kherson in Ukraine, nr 5002 as Aleksey Chirikov

Another tip from Alex S. lead me to this vessel, a former Russian general cargo vessel with severe icebreaking capabilities. To start of at (more…)

Kommuna (updated)

Posted: 15 April, 2010 by SeaBart in ugly
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IMO : n/a

Build : 1915 by Putilov Shipyard,St.Petersburg in Russia, nr ?? as Volkhov

Refitted : 1950 by Shipyard De Schelde, Vlissingen in the Netherlands

A real golden oldie this one, build in 1915, refitted in 1950 and still going (more…)

KM Ekranoplan (updated a little)

Posted: 14 April, 2010 by SeaBart in monster, ugly
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KM Ekranoplan

Worlds fastest ship?? Worlds largest plane?? However you wanna call it: it uses (more…)

SuRi (updated)

Posted: 12 April, 2010 by SeaBart in ugly
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Dunno source, via

Dunno source, via


IMO : 7722059

Built : 1978 by Halter Marine – Lockport, LA in the U.S.A., nr 656 as Rosanna Hebert

The latest Must-Have Accessory for the super yacht owner of the modern times is (more…)

Flashback week 16-2009

Posted: 12 April, 2010 by SeaBart in special

Flashback week 16-2009

Week 16, the week in which I came back from my week long kinda involuntary retreat on board of a vessel. Just in time to publish some post in this week, so let’s have a look what was happening here.

The Viking Sentinel looks like a bumble-bee.

We discussed the purpose of Red Ships.

The Star Princess got similar company in an updated post.

A kubistic vessel: the Boknafjord.

We saw another update coming by, this time about the Trailblazer.

2 ships made into 1?? That seem to be the case with the Baltic Cliff.

Well camouflaged but still caught as an ugly ship: Bora.

Hiload DP no. 1

Posted: 11 April, 2010 by SeaBart in ugly
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Hiload DP no. 1

IMO : ??

Build : Under construction by Aibels Yard – Haugesund in Norway, nr ??

Another strange floating contraption has joined the fleet of similars¬† on the seven seas….World: please meet (more…)

Island Escape

Posted: 10 April, 2010 by Fairlane in paintjob, ugly
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Island Escape

IMO: 8002597

Build: 1982 by Chantiers Dubigeon – Nantes Saint Nazaire in France, nr 164 as Scandinavia

As I’ve said before, the modern cruise ship monstrosities are just the current extent of a mutation (more…)

Burrard Otter (Updated)

Posted: 9 April, 2010 by SeaBart in ugly
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Burrard Otter

IMO : 7530066

Build : 1976 by Yarrows Limited, Vancouver in Canada, nr ??

Would you believe that this vessel is actually build more than (more…)