Posts Tagged ‘fleet’

An Wu Jiang

Posted: 15 December, 2011 by Fairlane in strange
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An Wu Jiang

IMO: 7904865

Build: 1980 by HDW Kiel – Kiel in Germany, nr 151 as Jonny Wesch

At first glance, I thought this was just another rather pleasant looking general cargo vessel in the Chinese shipping fleet, that, like many others, has survived much longer than most of its contemporaries by sailing in East Asia. However, a closer inspection revealed an “ugly” truth, she isn’t just another general cargo vessel, instead, there’s something strange about her… (more…)

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Steve Irwin (updated & again)

Posted: 7 September, 2011 by SeaBart in paintjob
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Steve Irwin

IMO : 7340370

Build : 1975 by Russell, Hall and Co Ltd, Aberdeen in the UK , nr 9562 as Westra

I won’t go into details about what the Sea Shepherd organization is doing, I assume you (more…)

Freaky FPSO’s

Posted: 17 June, 2011 by SeaBart in ugly
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Remember this one??

Freaky FPSO’s

Do you? Good memory you have! The above pictured monstrosity has already been featured here on the site so I’m not going to wast any words about her or her buddy (more…)

Typhoon (updated 15-06-2011)

Posted: 15 June, 2011 by SeaBart in ugly
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Typhoon

IMO : 7515365

Build : 1976 by Scheepswerf Van der Giessen-De Noord, Alblasserdam in the Netherlands, nr 907

I won’t be making friends within the tug-loving department when I (more…)

Sea Fighter

Posted: 9 June, 2011 by SeaBart in ugly
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Sea Fighter

Pennant nr : FSF-1

Build : 2003 by Nichols Bros. Boat Builders – Freeland, Washington in the U.S. of A., nr ??

Another experimental Swath design Fast littoral combat ship from the United States Navy. I have no clue how you think about them but (more…)

Dunno source, via the interwebs

Extreme (Ugly) Concepts

Build : Hopefully not / Not yet

Concepts : a thing that designers design, in cooperation with marketeers to sell their designs. Usually the concept is fitted with some extraordinaire features, shapes & other (more…)

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…)

Favourite Ship Names

Posted: 7 July, 2010 by SeaBart in special
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Favourite Ship Names

On a few occasions in the past I have given my opinion on the strange & funny names (here, here & here or click) given to vessels so I thought it to be time to inform (more…)

Double bridges (including a Poll!)

Posted: 5 July, 2010 by SeaBart in special, strange
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Esnaad 710

IMO : 9390795

Build : 2008 by Astilleros Balenciaga – Zumaia in Spain, nr ?

While I was searching the Interwebs for pictures of another ship of the Esnaad company I stumbled upon pictures of the above (more…)

Thor (updated II)

Posted: 28 June, 2010 by SeaBart in strange
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Thor ECOPEMEX

IMO : ?? 8614209

Build : 1987 by C. Luhring Schiffswert Gmbh & Co kg – Brake in West Germany, nr ?? as Pemex 654

WTF is that?? asked Mike from Gcaptain in this post……and Robert & Philip knew and answered the obvious question. They initially thought the above (more…)

DMT Sapphire

Posted: 22 June, 2010 by SeaBart in paintjob
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DMT Sapphire

IMO : 9264518

Build : 2002 by Bender Shipbuilding & Repair – Mobile, AL in the USA, nr ?? as Kelly Ann Candies

DMT stands for Deep Marine Technologies and they had the good taste to name their vessels (they have 3) after gemstones. You can never go wrong (more…)

DIY Contraptions

Posted: 16 June, 2010 by SeaBart in ugly
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Dunno source, via the Interwebs

Dunno source, via the Interwebs

DIY Contraptions

“DIY” (or “Do It Yourself” for those who are not fluent in the English art of abbreviations): it’s a skill you either have or not, (more…)

Acergy Condor

Posted: 6 May, 2010 by Fairlane in ugly
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Acergy Condor

IMO: 8111879

Build: 1982 HDW Nobiskrug – Rendsburg in Germany, nr 710 as Seaway Condor

When I first looked into this vessel, I didn’t realize the mess I was throwing myself into. (more…)

Sight Seeing Boats of Paris (part 1)

Posted: 24 April, 2010 by SeaBart in ugly
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Sight Seeing Boats of Paris (part 1)

Paris: the city of love, the most beautiful city in the world, the centre of the artworld, the capital (more…)

HMS Dauntless (D33)

Posted: 16 April, 2010 by Fairlane in ugly
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HMS Dauntless

IMO: 4907751

Build: 2007 by BAE Systems – Govan in UK, nr 1062

Just as the US Navy’s Littoral Combat Ships have proven by being featured here, modern naval vessels are not the prettiest things around. (more…)