IMO : 7006754
–Hada II (IMO 513945) : 1957 by De Groot & van Vliet – Slikkerveer in The Netherlands, nr 319
–Hermes (IMO 514914) : 1956 by by De Groot & van Vliet – Slikkerveer in The Netherlands, nr 315
Both vessels were welded together in 1969 by De Groot & van Vliet” – Slikkerveer in the Netherlands
Right, so you thought the idea of Allseas creating a catamaran of 2 existing vessels (the Pieter Schelte) was new. Well, it wasn’t. Somewhere in the second half of the 60’s somebody had a brainstorm and got the wild idea to weld 2 coasters together, put on a heavy lift derrick and thus creating a Heavy Lift Vessel. (possibly the genesis of the Heavy Lift World).
Here are the original vessels:
Hada II (IMO 513945)
Hermes (IMO 514914)
Both coasters were connected with Hada II on portside and the Hermes on starboardside with in the middle with a 1.3 wide section. Both engines were used and the vessel was piloted from the stb-side.
Here are some pictures for you to enjoy:
In 1983 she was sold to Panama and renamed Multi Service 300 and served the offshore industry. I have no idea what happened with her but she ended up in Amsterdam where she was scrapped in 1993.
I could not find any pics of her during the time as Multi Service 300 so if anybody has any, please. I’m a bit curious!
This vessel was pushing the limits, she is quirky but also kinda ugly so she deserves a place here on this site.
Thanks to Denis for the tip!
More pics & information HERE