Posts Tagged ‘conversion’


Posted: 2 February, 2022 by SeaBart in ugly
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Explorer – IMO 7932288

Posted: 7 October, 2021 by SeaBart in ugly
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Started of as an PSV but got converted into a yacht:

First as “Save our Seas”:

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Then as “Danah Explorer”:

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And as “Explorer”:

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Thanks again, and again, and again to D.D.

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Gulf Livestock 1 – IMO 9262883

Posted: 12 September, 2020 by SeaBart in Uncategorized
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This is how the vessel used to look before the conversion to cattle carrier:

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On the 2nd of september 2020 this vessel and 40 of its 43 crewmembers went missing in the East China Sea during a typhoon, three crewmembers were later found alive on the location of the sinking, unfortunately one of them died after being rescued.

I “discovered” this ugly looking vessel earlier in the year and hadn’t posted it yet.
I did think long & hard about what to do with this one and I decided to post it anyway.

Let this be a small monument to the memory of the seafarers who sailed on this vessel & are still missing at sea, and as a general reminder to how ugly the shipping industry can be.

May all rest in peace and lots of strength to the family & friends of the deceased & missing crew.

More on this disastrous event can be found on the various news channels on the internet.


Posted: 16 August, 2020 by SeaBart in ugly
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This is how she used to look as ARANDA before the conversion to carcarrier:

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PASCOLI 96 – IMO 7010121

Posted: 31 December, 2018 by SeaBart in ugly
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Posted: 24 September, 2018 by SeaBart in ugly
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Click on the picture to be swooshed to the original article on Tugster.

HEIMDAL – IMO 8207393

Posted: 13 March, 2016 by SeaBart in ugly
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Picture by Lappino via

Picture by Lappino via


This is how she used to look in her days as the RoRo-ferry “Mercandian Admiral II”:

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Picture by Simonwp via



AUTO BAY – IMO 9122007

Posted: 26 February, 2014 by SeaBart in ugly
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Picture by Andreas Schröder via

Picture by Andreas Schröder via

Pacific Tracker

Posted: 22 September, 2011 by SeaBart in special, ugly
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Pacific Tracker

IMO : 6507921

Build : 1965 by Ingalls Shipbuilding Corp – Pascagoula, Mississippi in the USA, no 487 as Mormacdraco

I can actually hear you thinking now: has SeaBart lost his mind in the few months before while he wasn’t posting, that ship does not look ugly at all, she is a classic. And my (more…)