Oceanic 1

Posted: 7 October, 2010 by SeaBart in ugly
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Oceanic 1

IMO : 7416961

Build : 1975 by Levingston SB – Orange TX in the U.S.A., nr ?? as Inagua Surf

OMG, how hugh must that knife have been to have cut this vessel in 2 exact pices with one big slash! Oh, wait……they build her like this? Woohaaa! That’s just plain weird. Who on earth thought it to be a good idea to design a vessel like this?? What? Done before? oh yes: here, here & here (sort off)….mmmmm, we already decided that they looked weird as well.

Picture by Kees Bustraan, via http://koopvaardij.web-log.nl

I wonder which side is the official bridge? Or would the captain and the mate have a bridge each for themselves? Going to be a bit of a competition then: “My bridge is better than your bridge, nananana”. And what if they decide to each go their own way? should be interesting!

Apparently there are 7 or 8 sisterships build, quit a unique series of ships then! Although I don’t think I wanna be found on one of them during a severe storm as I assume the waves will just roll over that low bow into the cargohold and cause havoc there.  Let alone how that will influence the stability of these things.

Anyway: her sister Inagua Espana (IMO : 7728560) looks quit alike.


  1. j says:

    these ships were made for extremely large brake bulk i have pics of these ships the Inagua fleet holding thousands of tons of huge pieces of equipment going all around the world my dad and my grand father loaded these ships and unloaded them all around the world they also ramps in the front and back of the ship and were made to do beach landings

  2. tunkasila says:

    hahaha! very funny!
    I actually was a 2nd Mate on one of her sister ships, named “Caribbean Intrepid” back then. The navigational bridge is the starboard side one. The port side bridge contained the controls for the forward ramp and lifting bow.
    the cabins, engine room and stores were below the main deck. In bad weather it was normal to have the main deck awash….but she was still a very seaworthy little vessel.

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