HSC Almudaina Dos
ex Superseacat One
© Mike Jackson
Aluminium MDV 1200 mono-hull high speed craft built in 1997 by Fincantieri-Cant. Nav. Italian S.p.A., Riva Trigoso , Italy (Yard No. 5999 for Hoverspeed Ltd, (Seacontainers Ltd) Nassau, Bahamas as a car and passenger ferry
- Length: 100m
- Breadth: 17.10m
- Draught: 2.70m
- Tonnage: 4,500 gross/340 deadweight
- Engines: Four Ruston 20 RK270 diesels.
- Power: 27,500kW.
- Speed: 37.8 knots
- Capacity: 782 passengers, 175 cars
- Call Sign: ICVZ, EAEY, EAXL
- IMO Number: 9141833
- MMSI Number: 224359000
- Registry: La Spezia, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Valletta, Cyprus, Santa Cruz de Tenerife
- Sister Ships: Superseacat Two, Superseacat Three, Superseacat Four
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February 1997: Launched.
May 1997: Delivered to Hoverspeed Ltd, La Spezia, Italy.
June 2nd 1997: During delivery voyage to Gothenburg called at Dover.
© Mike Jackson (all)
June 18th 1997: Introduced between Gothenburg – Frederikshavn.
September 21st 1999: Two trips a week between Gothenburg – Frederikshavn – Langesund – Gothenburg.
December 23rd 1999: Last day in service subsequently laid up America Quay, Gothenburg.
March 2000: Refit at City Yard, Gothenburg.
April 2000 – October 2000: Service between Newhaven – Dieppe.
© Andreas Wörteler
March 3rd 2001: Arrived at Ostend.
March 16th 2001: Operated between Dover – Ostend and some trips between Dover – Calais.
© Mike Jackson (Dover 01/08/2001)
© Mike Jackson (Dover 10/09/2001)
March 22nd 2002: Service between Newhaven – Dieppe.
January 10th 2003: Laid up in Birkenhead.
April 2003: Service between Liverpool – Isle of Man – Dublin.
May 2003 – September 2003: Service between Newhaven – Dieppe.
September 2003: Laid up in Ostend.
© Dieter Potts
March 22nd 2004: Left Ostend for Newhaven.
May 2004: Service between Newhaven – Dieppe.
October 5th 2004: Left Newhaven for refit and winter lay-up at the Pallion Yard in Sunderland.
June 27th 2005 – August 21st 2005: Operated for Silja Line between Helsinki – Tallinn.
August 2005: Laid up in Tallinn.
April 2006: Sold to Acciona Trasmediterranea, Spain and renamed ALMUDAINA DOS .
© Daniel Ferro (Gibraltar 25/04/2006)
June 16th 2006: Commenced seasonal service between Barcelona – Ibiza / Mahon.
© Mike Barker (left) and © Daniel Ferro (right)
January 2014: Last known to be in port at San Carlos, Spain.
July 2015: Registered owner; Maritime Global Operator Ltd
🆕© Mike Barker (Almeria, 25/07/2016)
June 16th 2017: Commenced seasonal operations between Gandia and San Antonio, Ibiza for Trasmediterranea.
September 2017: Season extended to October due to demand.
January 2018: Registered manager; CIA Trasmediterranea Sa
February 2nd 2018: It was announced that the craft would be re-introduced to the Gandía – San Antonio route in time for Easter. She would then move to Ceuta – Algeciras route.
🆕© Justo Prieto (Algeciras, 03/11/2018)
All information is believed to be correct and no responsibility is accepted for any errors or omissions found. All items included in this article are subject to © copyright. We would like to take this opportunity of thanking: Mike Barker, Daniel Ferro, Mike Jackson, Dieter Potts, Justo Prieto and Andreas Wörteler for their assistance in compiling this feature.