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A comment via email

Posted: 15 February, 2019 by SeaBart in information
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Reader Talbot C send me this via the email:

“No matter what a ship looks like, the best view of a ship is that seen in the rear view mirror of the taxi as you’re leaving the ship at the end of a voyage!”

And as a seafarer I definitely do agree, it’s always good to go home after spending time away from family and friends and in some cases comfort & wifi, some of the ships I sailed on were not even worth looking back at, just glad to be away from them!

2013 in review

Posted: 31 December, 2013 by SeaBart in information
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The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

The Louvre Museum has 8.5 million visitors per year. This blog was viewed about 130,000 times in 2013. If it were an exhibit at the Louvre Museum, it would take about 6 days for that many people to see it.

Click here to see the complete report.

Get to the action at:

Posted: 23 August, 2011 by SeaBart in information

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.

Pause (Updated, twice)

Posted: 30 March, 2011 by SeaBart in information, personal
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Hello all,

I’m sorry to disappoint you but due to professional engagements, private matters & a slight lack of inspiration I have decided to take a break from at the moment.

Don’t worry, I will be back, hopefully soon but for the moment this website is on pause.

Update (29-03-2011)

I have made a start restoring all the links to the pictures that have become invalid when changed servers, once that is done I’ll slowly start posting again. Be patient…..I’ll be back!

Update (30-03-2011)

Change of plans: I have started posting new posts already…….Enjoy! (Don’t expect a daily post though, it will be a bit irregular for time being.)

Have fun, be good & all the best


Posted: 24 September, 2010 by SeaBart in information
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Although it has been a bit quite around here, it doesn’t automatically mean that I have been sitting around doing nothing. I have been and am at the moment very busy, mainly doing offshore stuff but I did find some time here and there to launch a new website: Nauti-Cool.

During my travels over the uncharted waters of the oh-so famous Interwebs searching for victims to present to you on this very site I also sometimes stumble upon cool Nautical stuff: pics, vids, quotes & more, and I thought it to be a pity I couldn’t share them with you out there.

So if you fancy a refreshing taste from the daily ugly bizznizz here then please feel free to go visit the new neighbor and have a look! (there will be (hardly) no ramblings from me……must also be a good thing!)


Posted: 28 August, 2010 by Fairlane in information
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So, guess who’s jumping on the bandwagon and starting their own blog, too. Okay, I’ll give you two guesses…

No, it’s not Bill Murray, though I’m sure that would be interesting.

Instead, it’s me, Fairlane, starting my own blog which features, well, so far, some pretty ugly looking, beat-up ships…wait a second, I’m just ripping somebody off here…

Well, not really, the point of this blog is to take what at first glance may just seem to be a random, unexciting vessel, and uncover what sets it apart. Was that longliner fishing boat once a spy ship? Did a famous author once sail aboard that tugboat? Did that bulker once participate in a major news story?

Tidbits like these, and many more are all what I’m setting out to uncover as I spy a variety of unassuming vessels, so join in on the search for these random facts at ShipSpot.

Ice Maiden I Sisters

Posted: 31 July, 2010 by Fairlane in information
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Ice Maiden I Sisters

As this week’s flashback relates, we can now “mourn” the end of the Ice Maiden I (more…)

Off Offshore

Posted: 6 July, 2010 by SeaBart in information

Off Offshore

And once again I have gone off Offshore to do some work-stuff for my employer. I will have acces to the Interwebs so I will be able to keep the site updated. I also have lined up some post so they should pop up automatically to keep yourselfs entertained. I’ll be back in about 4 weeks!

Have fun, keep smiling, be back!

Grtz etc, SeaBart

Offshore once again

Posted: 3 February, 2010 by SeaBart in information

Offshore once again

While you are reading this I, SeaBart, am doing offshore-stuff again. This time just off the coast of Côte d’Ivoire. Just a quickie, a simple operation so I should be home soon, hopefully. I have some posts ready to publish and they shall pop up automatically so you won’t be too bored awaiting my return.

BRB, grtz


Seasonal Greetings

Posted: 2 January, 2010 by SeaBart in information

Top-somethings I

Posted: 31 December, 2009 by SeaBart in information
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Top Somethings I

And here is the last one of our Top Something List countdown, the pinnacle of them all: the most hit posts:

Top 10 posts

10 : Rachid Fares Enterprises:  1725 hits. The company was in the news last week when the Danny II sank of Lebanon.

9 : Ramform Sovereign: 1865 hits. A vessel with a weirdly shaped hull

8 : Swimday-special Solar Boat: 1885 hits. A special post for Tugsters Swimday-project

7 : A: 2100 hits. A strange design yacht with a strange name.

6 : Aeria: 2475 hits. My little pet-project.

5 : Min Duo: 1881 hits. A vessel resembling the Colloseum from Rome.

4 : Star Princess: 2875 hits. A cruisevessel with Star Wars sunglasses.

3 : MSC Daniela: 4131 hits. A monster of a containervessel.

2 : Sea Shadow: 4691 hits. No shadow of a doubt: Ugly!

and the ultimate ugly ship according to hits:

1 : USS Independence (LCS-2): 9392 hits.

Have a fabulous evening and a prosperous 2010, see you next year!

Top Somethings II (Updated)

Posted: 30 December, 2009 by SeaBart in information
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Top Somethings List II

Here is nr 2 in our countdown to 2010 of Top Something Lists.

Today’s subject is not really a list as such, it’s more a list of statistics.


Total Number of posts : 631

–  245 * Piet Sinke’s Newsclippings

– 18 * TTO Newsletter

– 408 Ugly ships / paintjobs

SeaBart wrote 385 posts and Fairlane did the rest.

The posts are divided in 11 categories and 116 tags

45 of all these posts have received an update of some sort, some had even multiple updates.

Total hits : 199.588……..will we pass the 200k before the end of the year??

Total hits in 2009 : 195.638 (and rising)

Average hits per day in 2009 : 538

Busiest days : Thursday 22-10-2009, 3286 hits

Total comments : 550

Spam comments : 1401

(all stats as per 29-12-2009, 2130 GMT)

Update (30-12-2009)

Wooohooooo!!! We did it! We past the 200.000 hits!!!

A big Thanks to all visitors and all those who contributed to this site. I never thought this site would be such a success! Cheers!!

Now upto the next 200.000 hits!

Top Somethings III

Posted: 29 December, 2009 by SeaBart in information
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Top Somethings List III

Here is nr 3 in our countdown to 2010 of Top Something Lists.

Today’s subject is: “Clicked Links”, which posted link/picture on the site attracted the most clicks.

Top 10 Clicked Links

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Top Somethings IV

Posted: 28 December, 2009 by SeaBart in information
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Top Somethings List IV

Here is nr 4 in our countdown to 2010 of Top Something Lists.

Today’s subject is: Referrers, which website referred the most people to this glorious site.

top 10 Referrers

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3 : (1) & (2)

2: (1) & (2)

1 : (1) & (2)