South Islander

Posted: 5 June, 2011 by Fairlane in strange, ugly
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South Islander

IMO: 9370379

Build: 2007 by Shin Kochi Heavy Industries, Kochi in Japan, nr 7207

So rigfht now you could be saying to yourself: “why has he gone off his rocker, these seem to be two unconnected pictures of some containership and a car carrier.” Or, at least to me, you should…

However, the truth is that this is but one vessel that was brought to my attention by it’s role in a maritime disaster earlier this year when it rescued the crew of the Daiichi Shoei Maru in the western Pacific.

Had it not, this relatively unknown, and fairly ugly little container ship would have never have been revealed to me, and even more importantly, revaled the strangeness of its overall design…

by Andreas Schlatterer via http://www.shipspotting.com

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