Skandi Arctic

Posted: 28 September, 2011 by SeaBart in ugly

Picture by Richard Patton via http://www.shipspotting.com

Skandi Arctic

IMO : 9413822

Build : 2009 by STX Norway Offshore AS Søviknes – Søvik in Norway, nr 702

Do you know the tale “The Emperor’s New Clothes” by Hans Christian Andersen?? Something similar happened to me lately. No: I wasn’t running around naked, I was a bit mislead. I was too mesmerized by the specs & capabilities of these vessels that I hadn’t noticed how ugly these vessels exactly are! It just took a very short email from Henrik Lind to open my eyes to it.

Picture by Scott William Goudie via http://www.shipspotting.com

The high bow with the added extended sides till underneath the bridgewings make the vessels like the one pictured above look like a bucket my little nieces use while playing on the beach. Ready to scoop a bucketfull of water to drag it somewhere else.

Picture by Geir Vinnes via http://www.shipspotting.com

And although it looks very hightech indeed it also makes the sides look like a giant red brick wall. Not a very good look!

The Skandi Arctic is not the only vessel having these features, please see below a small selection of vessels with the same ugly looks.

Skandi Acergy (IMO 9387217)

Picture by Geir Vinnes via http://www.shipspotting.com

 Aker Wayfarer (IMO 9435478)

Picture by Erik Azevedo via http://www.shipspotting.com

And similar:
North Sea Giant (IMO 9524073)

Picture by Octavian via http://www.vesseltracker.com

So better watch out when you at the beach, you might be the end of the line for a bucket of water thrown up by one of these vessels.

Thanks to Henrik Lind for opening my eyes!

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