FerriesHoverspeedPast and PresentSea Containers Ltd (SeaCo)Trasmediterr√°nea

HSC Superseacat One – Past and Present

IMO Number: 9141833

HSC Santa Irini

ex Almudaina Dos, Superseacat One

© Mike Jackson

Superseacat One Р© 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) as a car and passenger ferry for Hoverspeed Ltd, (Sea Containers Ltd) Nassau, Bahamas¬†

Technical Data

  • Length:¬†100m
  • Breadth:¬†17.10m
  • Draught:¬†2.70m
  • Tonnage:¬†4,500 gross/340 deadweight
  • Engines:¬†Four Ruston 20RK270 diesels.
  • Power: 27,500 kW
  • Speed:¬†37.8 knots
  • Capacity:¬†782 passengers, 175 cars
  • Call Sign: ICVZ, EAEY, EAXL, 5BVC4
  • IMO Number:¬†9141833
  • MMSI Number: 210448000
  • Registry: La Spezia/Italy¬†🇮🇹 Santa Cruz de Tenerife/Spain 🇪🇸 Valletta/Malta 🇲🇹 Limassol/Cyprus 🇨🇾 Santa Cruz de Tenerife/Spain 🇪🇸 ,¬†Valletta/Malta 🇲🇹
  • Sister Ships:¬†Superseacat Two (6000),¬†Superseacat Three (6003),¬†Superseacat Four (6004)


Current AIS Location


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History

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  © Mike Jackson

© Mike Jackson  © Mike Jackson

© Mike Jackson  © Mike Jackson

© Mike Jackson  © Mike Jackson

© Mike Jackson

Superseacat One Р© Mike Jackson (all)

June 18th 1997: Introduced between Gothenburg – Frederikshavn.

September 21st 1999: Two trips a week between Gothenburg РFrederikshavn РLangesund РGothenburg.

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  © Andreas Wörteler

Superseacat One Р© Andreas Wörteler

March 3rd 2001: Arrived at Ostend.

March 16th 2001: Operated between Dover – Ostend and some trips between Dover – Calais.

© Mike Jackson  © Mike Jackson

© Mike Jackson  © Mike Jackson

© Mike Jackson

Superseacat One Р© Mike Jackson (Dover 01/08/2001)

© Mike Jackson  © Mike Jackson

Superseacat One Р© 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

Superseacat One Р© 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

Almudaina Dos Р© Daniel Ferro (Gibraltar 25/04/2006)

June 16th 2006: Commenced seasonal service between Barcelona – Ibiza / Mahon.

© Mike Barker  © Daniel Ferro

Almudaina Dos Р© 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

Almudaina Dos Р© 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.

October 2017: The Acciona group agreed to sell its 92.7% stake in Trasmediterránea to Naviera Armas.

January 2018:  Registered manager; CIA Trasmediterranea Sa

February 2nd 2018: It was announced that the craft would be re-introduced to the Gandía РSan Antonio route in time for Easter. She would then move to Ceuta РAlgeciras route.

© Justo Prieto

Almudaina Dos Р© Justo Prieto (Algeciras, 03/11/2018)

© Mike Barker © Mike Barker

Almudaina Dos Р© Mike Barker (Almeria, 26/12/2019 (Left) and 03/02/2020 (Right))

June 3rd 2019: Moored at Astican shipyard in Las Palmas.

March 18th 2020: Laid up in Almeria.

May 30th 2022: Sold to Horizon Sea Lines Shipping Co, Piraeus and renamed SANTA IRINI. Anticipated she will be used for services between Santorini – Heraklion line under the Panelenic Lines banner.

May 31st 2022: Left Almeria for Piraeus..

June 3rd 2022: Arrived in Piraeus and dry-docked.

Santa Irini – @ Drapetsona

July 20th 2022: Sea trials


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.

Article © Nigel Thornton and Ray Goodfellow (Dover Ferry Photos Group)

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