Baco Liner 1

Posted: 30 January, 2009 by SeaBart in ugly
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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??

  1. haha says:

    haha, i’m in business with these ships and i can tell you:
    I love Bacardi-Coke !

  2. loveit says:

    i love this boat,

    their crew members are not like their boat.,

  3. seabart says:

    So you don’t like the crewmembers then?

  4. loveit says:

    they are great actually.

  5. Arif says:

    Baco Liner 2 is comming at Gaddani at this weekend for demolition

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