What is it with Minions and ships? It seems like they are multiplying and taking to life afloat.

First it was BW LPG, where ship’s captain Martin Gagelonia captured his on board yellow perils to scoop a prize in the company’s photo competition.

But crew changes do not seem to have proved an obstacle for the lovable characters from the Despicable Me films.

Bernhard Schulte Shipmanagement British Isles posted a shot of this bad boy from the 6,800-cbm ethylene carrier Donata Schulte (built 2013) only to find from the comments they were not alone.

Check out the enthusiastic character here snapped on board an unnamed vessel and the more stealthy approach of this fella.

Lockdown time on board has proved creative if nothing else.