Baco Liner 1
IMO : 7812115
Build : 1979 by Thyssen Nordseewerke GmbH, Emden in Germany, nr 652
To be honest, this is a dinosaur, not because of her size, there are much larger vessels on this world but because of her type: she is a LASH-carrier, a lighter aboard ship-carrier. A scheme doctored out to save expensive harbourcosts and to relieve the pressure of discharging/loading the individual cargo from a vessel. The cargo would instead be loaded into standard sized barges and these would be loaded onto the vessel, usually by a float on/float off method.
This system didn’t really get successfully because of various problems, mostly to do with worldwide standardizing and of course by then the now famous 20-feet shipping container also came along.
But, getting back to the dinosaur-comparison: she is also as ugly as one! Especially when she opens her big mouth to swallow all the little boats.
There are 2 sisterships as well: originally named Bacoliner 2 & 3
BTW: here in the Netherlands a BaCo is synonym for Bacardi-Coke, elsewhere known as Cuba Libre. Would all the personnel employed by this company only drink that stuff??