Archive for the ‘personal’ Category

On the 24th of November in 2008, now more than 13 years ago this site was started by myself by posting the first Ugly Vessel. A lot has happened since then, not only on here but also in my life, and in the world.

And this very post is number 1000, quite a milestone…….Wow!

I didn’t know or expect it would go on for this long.

I have no idea how many vessels have been posted in all this time, it must be many more as a lot of posts contained more than one vessel.
If someone wants to count: please feel free to do so! But do please share the result.

The (and I quote from that first post) “very first Official Ugly Ship, the one that started this all” was the tug Battleaxe, see that post (later updated a bit) here.

And I thought I’d do a bit of an update on the Battleaxe so I’ve been looking all over the interwebs and the most recent picture I found was on Marinetraffic:

Picture by Rutger Hofma via

This one is from 08-07-2019, now almost three years ago….

The vessel actually still exist, which is quite an accomplishment these days, especially since it’s build in 1978, now 44 years ago. According to it’s still floating around somewhere in Lagos. And looking at the above picture the vessel doesn’t look in a too bad condition.

Is there anyone that can provide me/us with a more up to date picture?

After all the Battleaxe and this site are kinda connected………

Thanks for all your attention, clicks, tips, encouragement and all the other ways you’ve interacted with me, that’s enough babbling for now, let’s get started with the next 1000!


Holiday greetings

Posted: 23 December, 2014 by SeaBart in personal


Happy Holidays

Posted: 23 December, 2013 by SeaBart in personal

All the best to you, your family & friends & Enjoy this festive season!


Holiday Greetings

Posted: 20 December, 2011 by SeaBart in personal
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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: 9 March, 2010 by SeaBart in personal, special
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IMO : 8806151

Build : 1989 by J.J. Sietas KG Schiffswerft GmbH & Co. – Hamburg in Germany, nr 1038 as Linda

Metallica, whether you like them or not, is undoubtedly one of most (more…)

Aeria featured on Maritime Monday

Posted: 19 October, 2009 by SeaBart in personal
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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, 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.

Swimday-special Solar Boat

Posted: 1 July, 2009 by SeaBart in personal

Swimday-special Solar Boat

Tugster has been lobbying for the last few weeks to get his swimday-idea (more…)

Results of the Ulstein X-Bow design Poll

Posted: 15 February, 2009 by SeaBart in personal
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Results of the Ulstein X-Bow design Poll

Right, here they are, after a bit of delay because of a very hectic but nice weekend… (more…)

Ulstein X-Bow design Poll

Posted: 31 January, 2009 by SeaBart in personal
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Come on people! Make your opinion count!



Ulstein X-Bow Design poll

One of the fanatical more enthousiast readers of this site has challenged me: She (more…)

Beautifull ships

Posted: 26 November, 2008 by SeaBart in personal
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I guess your attention has been pulled by the title of this post? A post about beautifull ships on a website dedicated to Ugly ships?

Yup…but not the way you think!

To quote a (more…)

The very first one

Posted: 24 November, 2008 by SeaBart in personal


Hello World!!

Here is my very first step on the surface of the Interweb, a small step for me, a giant leap for mankind!

I’ll try to post a new ugly ship every day but I’m not promising it…I sometimes have other activities that keep me occupied. Also the Daily Maritime Newsclipping by Piet Sinke will be posted daily, but the above goes for them as well.

Please scroll down, enjoy my ramblings on here and spread the word!

And be sure to navigate through the buttons above.

Grtz, have fun & be good!