Archive for the ‘personal’ Category
As you may have noticed it is a bit quit around here. I would like to see it otherwise but unfortunately commitments in my personal & professional life are coming in the way of actually posting some good posts about the Ugly Ships of the world on here. And believe me: they are still out there.
So, in order to not let this site go down I have come up with a cunning plan! For the coming time I will start posting pictures (and only pictures) of a variety of Ugly Ships on the new extension of this site: UglyShips.tumblr.com so at least you will be able to get your daily/weekly/monthly fix of Ugly Ships. The tumblr set-up will allow me to post quicker & easier so hopefully the updates will be more often over there.
This doesn’t mean I’m not going to post “quality” post on here anymore, I will but only when the time & circumstances allow me to.
I will think of a way to get the pics posted here as well, maybe a weekly post or so, we’ll see.
So enjoy the ugliness on the other side,
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.
Tags: letter, personal, saveourseafarers, website
Please read the below text from SaveOurSeafarers.com & 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.
Tags: pause, update
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 uglyships.com at the moment.
Don’t worry, I will be back, hopefully soon but for the moment this website is on pause.
I have made a start restoring all the links to the pictures that have become invalid when http://www.shipspotting.com changed servers, once that is done I’ll slowly start posting again. Be patient…..I’ll be back!
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
Or should that be the other way around?? Anyway, right back from holiday I just had enough time to repack my bag to go back on board of my vessel for another 4 weeks of Fun & Offshore games.
And due to a lack of time (and a bit of inspiration) I have not prepared posts for the coming time (except the regular Flashbacks) so it might go a bit quiet here.
But that will change in due time (hopefully).
Have a good one, grtz from the seas.
Right: my case is packed, my plane is waiting…..I’m off on holiday for the coming 2 weeks, no interwebs, no mobile phone, no nothing so the ugly Ships of this world also can relax for the moment. See you when I’m back.
And if you are going yourself as well: have a good one!
Tags: aeria, personal, update, various
Aeria Featured on Maritime Monday
Aeria, the vessel which has no known history and which has become a bit of a pet-project for me has been featured in “Maritime Monday 183” on the very brilliant website www.gcaptain.com, compiled by mr Fred Fry.
Thanks a million Fred, now let’s hope somebody will come back with some information.
See the original post HERE.
An Important message from Me
Hello you all!!
As you may have noticed the updating of this site hasn’t been very regular lately……well, that’s because I was a bit busy with all kinds of things, and it’s gonna continue for a while as I’m going offshore again,now and then, for short stints, playing with boats, taming the sea, harassing the crew and all the other things I have to do to make a bit of money.
So please keep coming back and I’ll try to do the same as well.
All the best & the rest,
Oh: and don’t forget Uglyships is on Facebook as well!!
Oh 2: I also Twitter now!!
Tags: facebook, personal
Ulgyships.com is also doing Social Networking and can now be found on Facebook, we have just started a Fan-page where you, your girl/boy-friend, your mother & father and/or your family-pet can pledge your everlasting fondness & devotion to this great site.
Please click HERE to be whisked to over there and sign up, the more the merrier and who knows what might happen in the near future.
See you on the blue side!