Posts Tagged ‘personal’

I’m BACK!!

Posted: 25 May, 2013 by SeaBart in personal
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Hello there!

As you can see below I have started posting Ugly Ships again, Yeah!
While on sabattical of this site I did keep on gathering victims and I found some inspiration as well. It’s going to be different then before though: only pics, no talking, short & sweet. Clicking on the pic will get you to a page with more info about & pictures of the vessel (if available) but no more.

Also new is that everything is now linked: WordPress, Tumblr, Facebook & Twitter so making it more easy for little old me.
And it will take less effort doing posts so easier to keep up momentum, although please do not expect a regular like clockwork service, I’ve got a life to live & work to do as well. ;-D

But for now I’m looking forward to it all, let me know what you think!

All the best, keep having fun!


Posted: 23 August, 2011 by SeaBart in personal
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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: 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,



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.

Save Our Seafarers

Posted: 18 April, 2011 by SeaBart in personal, special
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Please read the below text from & 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.

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: 16 August, 2010 by SeaBart in personal
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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!

grtz etc


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

Pimp my Ship

Posted: 10 March, 2010 by SeaBart in special
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Pimp my Ship

Yesterday I did an attempt (here) in the socalled art of photoshopping…..wasn’t very successful but I managed to get my message across (I think). And today I stumble upon (via a website that has a small challenge: Pimp my Ship. Read more about it here on

Basically you deliver the ideas and they do the art. Besides eternal honor and credit for the idea there is nothing to gain. Might be fun though, it’s a page to keep an eye on!

So let the ideas coming! I’m already brainstorming!

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

10 :

9 :

8 :

7 :

6 :

5 :

4 :

3 :

2 :

1 :

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

10 :

9 :

8 :

7 :

6 :

5 :

4 :

3 : (1) & (2)

2: (1) & (2)

1 : (1) & (2)

Top somethings V

Posted: 27 December, 2009 by SeaBart in information
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Top Somethings List V

As every self-respecting media-format is now publishing all kinds of top-somethings lists I felt that we had to keep up the tradition and produce a few of those to reflect the year that has been.

If you don’t like them, please feel free to ignore but otherwise: enjoy!

Starting today with nr 5 we will count down till New Years eve by posting every day another list, in order of interestingness.

We’ll kick off with the “Search Engine Terms” you used which made you find this site.

Top 10 Search Engine Terms

10 : USS Independence

9 : Norwegian Epic

8 : Ulstein X-bow

7 : Uglyships / Ugly Ships

6 : Boat

5 : Colosseum Rome

4 : Star Princess

3 : MSC Daniela

2 : Yacht A

1 : USS Freedom