HEURISTIC DOLPHIN - IMO 7703596
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|Captain Ted on Jan 12, 2011 14:19 (8 years ago)|
two of them are laid up since a while in Balboa, panama.
they are most probably really the ugliest ships builded ever in a series. I saw some of them often in the Caribbean Sea in the 80,s. on top of the ugly they are also
slow, never saw one making more then 7.5 kn
but they could carry a pretty good load and because of the shallow draft go into ports where other could not. Seems that is still a good advantage. On top of that, also when the cranes seemingly are a misfitt, they can lift together
also quite tonnage, which makes even the small ports independent of shore based cranes. By all that, they were a very successfull class (mini-liners we called them in the Caribbean Isles) however, as ugly as possible.
|PWR on Dec 27, 2010 10:27 (8 years ago)|
|Lovely picture one of the MINI L class|
|Pieter on Dec 26, 2010 22:43 (8 years ago)|
|What a fugly looking vessel|
|Max van Hanegem on Dec 26, 2010 22:13 (8 years ago)|
The hull also looks similar to these specially designed shallow water stone dumper vessels:
|Wave Music on Dec 26, 2010 20:47 (8 years ago)|
|Tomas Østberg- Jacobsen on Dec 26, 2010 20:18 (8 years ago)|
|Yeah, the cranes, that is|
|Tomas Østberg- Jacobsen on Dec 26, 2010 20:13 (8 years ago)|
|Phil English on Dec 26, 2010 20:13 (8 years ago)|
|There were dozens on these ships, the MINI L's, built late 60s early 70s for Livanos. Designed with very shallow draft and cranes so that they could get to places and unload where other ships couldn't|
|Max van Hanegem on Dec 26, 2010 19:57 (8 years ago)|
|Really interesting. The cranes look like they are way too big for this vessel.|
|Wave Music on Dec 26, 2010 17:29 (8 years ago)|
|Interesting hull shape, like that one powerboats have.|
|Wave Music on Dec 26, 2010 17:25 (8 years ago)|
|Should be definitely featured on the www.uglyships.com|
|Tomas Østberg- Jacobsen on Dec 26, 2010 15:33 (8 years ago)|
Clearly one of the grimmest vessels i have seen!
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