Archive for April, 2011

restoration DONE!

Posted: 26 April, 2011 by SeaBart in information, personal

Restoration DONE!

Hello all,

Well, after numerous hours clicking away on the interwebs (inbetween my normal day-to-day stuff & giving the garden a full-blown make-over for the summer) with as main result a lame hand I have finally finished restoring all the links to the 1700+ pictures in the 539 posts already posted on this site. And in the mean time correcting numerous spelling & other mistakes. All the missing pictures are now stored on my server so I will (hopefully) not loose them again for a third time. So I’m ready for another 6 months of vacation from this site to focus on bringing you more news from the world of Ugly Ships. Be prepared & be afraid, very afraid!

All the best & have fun!


BTW: it was actually quite fun to read my first posts, some of which I had forgotten all about already, so please make sure you keep on reading till the last (or is it the first?) post.

BTW 2: I’m off doing offshore stuff again as well for another 4 weeks so we’ll have to see how much time I can spend on here.

Flashback week 47-2009

Posted: 25 April, 2011 by SeaBart in special

Flashback week 47-2009

And I, SeaBart was again or still offshore so Fairlane did the 2 posts of this week in 2009.

The Lincoln Sea was best seen with her barge.

A visual riddle & much more: the Dutch Runner.

Ken Boothe sr

Posted: 22 April, 2011 by SeaBart in paintjob, ugly
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Ken Boothe Sr.

IMO : ???

Build : 2011 by Donjon Shipbuilding and Repair Hull – Port Erie, Pa in the USA, nr 108

Bowsprite & Tugster both tipped me about this strange baby-blue giraffe necked tug, independently of eachother & exactly around the same time. And that was even during the (more…)

Dunno source, via the interwebs

Extreme (Ugly) Concepts

Build : Hopefully not / Not yet

Concepts : a thing that designers design, in cooperation with marketeers to sell their designs. Usually the concept is fitted with some extraordinaire features, shapes & other (more…)

Save Our Seafarers

Posted: 18 April, 2011 by SeaBart in personal, special
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Please read the below text from & please take the time to send a letter to your government….just follow the links.

Over 800 seafarers are being held hostage by armed gangs of Somali pirates, in appalling conditions, subject to physical and psychological abuse, for up to 8 months.

Their ships have been hijacked at sea and they are being held for ransoms of millions of dollars. The human cost to seafarers and their families is enormous.

This affects YOU. Piracy is beginning to strangle key supply routes. 90% of the world’s food, fuel, raw materials and manufactured goods is delivered by sea. Nearly half of the world’s seaborne oil supply passes through the pirate-infested parts of the western and northern Indian Ocean.

But the world’s politicians don’t seem to realise the severity of the crisis. World trade is under threat. Piracy costs the global economy $7-12bn a year. Yet even when caught red handed by naval forces, 80% of pirates are released to attack again.

You can help stop this hostage-taking and help restore the freedom of the seas. Please add your voice to our worldwide call for government action. More robust laws, stronger enforcement of international conventions and firmer political resolve are needed to stop these pirates.

It will only take you three clicks to send a SOS letter, in your name, directly to your chosen Head of Government.

I support this campaign to urge our governments to step up their efforts to eradicate piracy from the worlds Seven Seas & the Indian Ocean in particular; for the safety of me & my colleagues crossing the affected area’s in the Indian Ocean (which continue to grow in size) & to help those already held captive ….can you please do the same??

Thank you very much, on behalf of me & my seafaring colleagues.

Flashback week 46-2009

Posted: 18 April, 2011 by SeaBart in special

Flashback week 46-2009

Not much to say this week, Fairlane did the only 2 posts during the above mentioned week, I must have been doing stuff offshore.

Maersk Vlaardingen: unpronounceable, baby blue & Drive through.

4 sisterships, all disappeared mysteriously: USS Cyclops (AC-4).

Oceanic Viking (Updated)

Posted: 16 April, 2011 by SeaBart in ugly
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Oceanic Viking

IMO :9126584

Build :1996 by Flekkefjord Slipp & Maskinfabrik, Flekkefjord in Norway, nr 154 as Viking Lady

Ugly, very ugly this Australian Customs & Fisheries Patrol…This vessel was once a (more…)


Posted: 15 April, 2011 by SeaBart in ugly
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IMO : 6907004

Build : 1969 by Kawasaki Heavy Ind., Ltd. – Sakaide in Japan, nr 1103 as Bideford

I think the designers of this vessel were inspired by the Iron Sirius : They obviously also thought that a vessel of that size doesn’t need a big accommodation or bridgewings to (more…)

Hyundai 60

Posted: 15 April, 2011 by Fairlane in monster, ugly
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 Hyundai 60

IMO: 7349754

Build: 1974 by Blohm & Voss Gmbh – Hamburg in Germany, nr 885 as E. T. P. M. 1601

Behemoth. Gigantic. Humongous. Gargantuan. Mammoth. Leviathan.

It seems that no matter the what synonym for something monstrous that you choose, there is no way that it sounds pretty. which is¬†appropriate, as pretty is definitely not a word that is fitting for this monster. (more…)

Heuristic Dolphin

Posted: 13 April, 2011 by SeaBart in ugly
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Picture by Graham Darling

Heuristic Dolphin

IMO : 7703596

Build : 1977 by Hanjin Heavy Industries in Busan – Korea, nr ??

Graham Darling, who made the above picture, send this one in the tip-hotline. And boy: I nearly needed a new laptop as I almost spat out the whole contents of my mouth (more…)

Olive L. Moore

Posted: 12 April, 2011 by Fairlane in ugly
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By Jeff Thoreson via

Olive L. Moore

IMO: 8635227

Build: 1928 by Manitowoc Ship Building Inc – Manitowoc, WI in USA, nr 241 as John F. Cushing

Some vessels age well, as they become elderly, they also become classic examples of period lines and celebrate the times gone by. Others try to mask their age through plastic surgery. This is the story of one of the latter, gone even more wrong than Cher or Joan Rivers. (more…)

Flashback week 45-2009

Posted: 11 April, 2011 by SeaBart in special

Flashback week 45-2009

Monday morning tradition, here we are again! It’s lovely weather at the moment here in these part of the world so it was a bit hard getting started on this post but I’m determined so here we go!

Fairlane talked about bulges, baubles and bolt-ons on the CGG Amadeus.

We did the last (most probable) last update on the Aeria.

I went to do offshore-things in the G.O.M. on one of the here featured vessels.

The Destia Ferry Services came under scrutiny.

The considered (partly) non-ugly Shieldhall by Fairlane.


Posted: 9 April, 2011 by SeaBart in ugly
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Picture by Skyfoto Maassluis via


IMO : 8416530

Build : 1984 by Neptun Stahlbau GmbH – Rostock in Germany, nr 106 as Ivan Bakhvalov

I’m going to be honest here: If I look at the above picture (and the same thing happened when I saw it for the first time) I go: What is that? (more…)

Ocean Emerald (Updated)

Posted: 8 April, 2011 by SeaBart in special, ugly
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Dunno source, via the Interweb

Dunno source, via the Interweb

Ocean Emerald

IMO : ??

Build : 2007 by Rodriquez Cantieri Navale, La Spezia in Italy, nr ??

Right, it’s summer and all the people are bringing out their yachts to use (more…)

Edda Fides (Updated, again)

Posted: 7 April, 2011 by Fairlane in special, ugly
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Edda Fides

IMO :9456290

Build : Under construction by Astillero Barerra – Vigo in Spain, nr ???

I hate to judge a vessel before she’s been finished, (more…)