HSC Almudaina Dos

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History
Name:
  • Almudaina Dos
  • SuperSeaCat One 1997–2006
Operator:
  • Hoverspeed 1997-2004
  • Silja Line 2004-2005
  • Acciona Trasmediterránea 2005-present
Port of registry:
Ordered: 1996
Builder: Fincantieri
Yard number: 5999
Identification: IMO number: 9141833
General characteristics
Class and type: MDV1200 class fast ferry
Displacement: 4,662 GT
Length: 100 m (330 ft)
Beam: 17.1 m (56 ft)
Draught: 2.68 m (8.8 ft)
Propulsion:
Speed:
  • Service: 38 knots (44 mph)
  • Maximum: 40 knots (46 mph)
Capacity:
  • Passenger: 800
  • Cars: 175
Crew: 26

HSC Almudaina Dos is one of four high speed monohull ferries built by Fincantieri for Sea Containers. She is currently owned and operated by Acciona Trasmediterránea.

The vessel was delivered in May 1997 as Superseacat One and put into service on the Gothenburg - Frederikshavn route.[1] In 1999 Seacat Danmark returned to the Gothenburg - Frederikshavn route allowing Superseacat One to move to the English Channel to open a new Hoverspeed route between Newhaven and Dieppe. After four years of operation, Hoverspeed closed the Newhaven - Dieppe route in 2004. Superseacat One was laid up in Sunderland. In 2005 she returned to Scandinavia, This time joining Superseacat Three and Superseacat Four on Silja Line's Helsinki - Tallinn route. Following the sale of Silja Line to Tallink in 2006, Superseacat One was chartered to Acciona Trasmediterránea and renamed Almudaina Dos. The vessel operates seasonally between Barcelona, Ibiza and Mahón.

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