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MIDSLAND - ID 4293

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Identification Data

Bouwjaar: 1951
Classification Register: Lloyd's Register of Shipping (LR)
IMO nummer: 5234515
Nat. Official Number: 7738 Z ROTT 1951
Categorie: Cargo vessel
Voorstuwing: Motor Vessel
Type: General Cargo
Type Dek: Shelterdeck open
Masten: Two masts
Rig: 4 derricks, 4 winches
Lift Capacity: 3 tons each
Material Hull: Steel
Dekken: 2
Construction Data

Scheepsbouwer: N.V. C. van der Giessen & Zonen's Scheepswerven, Krimpen aan den IJssel, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
Werfnummer: 758
Launch Date: 1951-05-20
Delivery Date: 1951-07-00
Technical Data

Engine Manufacturer: Werkspoor N.V., Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
Motor Type: Motor, Oil, 4-stroke single-acting
Number of Cylinders: 6
Power: 1260
Power Unit: BHP (APK, RPK)
Eng. additional info: Werkspoor Type (390x6870)
Speed in knots: 12
Number of screws: 1
 
Gross Tonnage: 691.00 Gross tonnage
Net Tonnage: 278.00 Net tonnage
Deadweight: 1011.00 tonnes deadweight (1000 kg)
Grain: 84000 Cubic Feet
Bale: 79000 Cubic Feet
 
Length 1: 222.40 Feet (British) ***Unknown***
Beam: 36.10 Feet (British) ***Unknown***
Depth: 9.60 Feet (British) ***Unknown***
Ship History Data

Date/Name Ship 1951-07-19 MIDSLAND
Manager: N.V. Scheepvaart- & Steenkolen Maatschappij, Rotterdam, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
Eigenaar: N.V. Scheepvaart- & Steenkolen Maatschappij, Rotterdam, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
Shareholder:
Homeport / Flag: Rotterdam / Netherlands
Callsign: PFZK

Date/Name Ship 1964-04-27 MISTRAL
Manager: Caribbean Association Traders S.A., Panama, Panama R.P.
Eigenaar: Caribbean Association Traders S.A., Panama, Panama R.P.
Shareholder:
Homeport / Flag: Panama / Panama R.P.
Callsign: HPRP

Date/Name Ship 1967-00-00 WILLIAM EXPRESS
Manager: Bahamas Line S.A., Panama, Panama R.P.
Eigenaar: Bahamas Line S.A., Panama, Panama R.P.
Shareholder:
Homeport / Flag: Panama / Panama R.P.
Callsign: HPRP

Date/Name Ship 1969-00-00 WILLIAM EXPRESS
Manager: William Express Corporation, Panama, Panama R.P.
Eigenaar: William Express Corporation, Panama, Panama R.P.
Shareholder:
Homeport / Flag: Panama / Panama R.P.
Callsign: HPRP

Date/Name Ship 1976-00-00 DORIC EXPRESS
Manager: William Express Corporation, Panama, Panama R.P.
Eigenaar: William Express Corporation, Panama, Panama R.P.
Shareholder:
Homeport / Flag: Panama / Panama R.P.
Callsign: HPDW

Date/Name Ship 1979-00-00 HILMA HOOKER
Manager: San Andres Export & Import Company, Isla de San Andres, Colombia
Eigenaar: San Andres Export & Import Company, Isla de San Andres, Colombia
Shareholder:
Homeport / Flag: Isla de San Andres / Colombia

Ship Events Data

1951-07-20: Op 20-07-1951 als MIDSLAND, zijnde een stalen motorschip, groot 1958.70 m3 bruto inhoud volgens meetbrief 's Gravenhage d.d. 16-07-1951 no. 8495, liggende te Krimpen a/d IJssel, door B. Wijnstekers, asp. scheepsmeter te Rotterdam, van haar brandmerk voorzien door het inbeitelen van 7738 Z ROTT 1951 op het achterschip aan S.B. zijde in achterwand dekhuis op het shelterdek, 6.6 m. uit de hekplaat, 2.50 m. uit de lengteas, 1.35 m. boven dek.
1964-05-16: NvhN 16-05-1964: Lijnboot MIDSLAND verkocht. De lijnboot Midsland, die jarenlang een lijndienst tussen Harlingen en Engeland heeft onderhouden, is door de SSM verkocht naar een rederij te Haïti. De Midsland is een zusterschip van de Nieuwland, die thans de dienst tussen Engeland en Harlingen onderhoudt, werd in 1951 gebouwd bij Giessen te Krimpen aan de IJssel, meet 1054 dw en heeft een 1260 pk-Werkspoormotor.
1968-11-00: Classed LR until 11/68, then AB.
1975-07-18: De WILLIAM EXPRESS liep op 18 juli 1975 aan de grond op Samana Cay (Bahamas) en kon op 23 juli 1975 worden vlotgebracht, maar was zo zwaar beschadigd, dat zij als constructive Total loss werd geabandonneerd. Na tussen 1975 en 1976 bekend te zijn als de ACCA C, werd het inmiddels herstelde schip in 1976 weer teruggekocht.
1984-06-00: Final Fate:
Op 6 juni 1984 arriveerde de HILMA HOOKER op de kust van Bonaire met roerproblemen en ging ten anker. Bij inspectie werden drugs aan boord gevonden en het schip werd in beslag genomen. Ten anker liggende voor de kust van Bonaire werd het op 12-09-194 tot zinken gebracht en het wrak werd daar achter gelaten als toeristische duikattractie.

HILMA HOOKER: The Hilma Hooker was a 236 foot long cargo vessel weighing 1,027 gross tons registered in San Andres, Columbia. She was originally named the MIDSLAND when she was built in Holland in 1951. The vessel was later renamed Mistral, William Express, Anna, Doric Express and finally Hilma Hooker. The Hilma Hooker ran into some mechanical rudder difficulties while passing the island of Bonaire. She was taken in tow and brought to the town pier, where customs immigrations officials decided to search her after discovering that she carried no papers. It was soon learned that the FBI had been tracking the vessel by satellite on the suspicion that she was transporting illegal drugs. What they found on the Hilma Hooker was over 25,000 pounds of marijuana hidden behind a false bulkhead. The marijuana was confiscated, taken out of town and burned. The Hooker remained tied up to the town pier for months while officials tried to locate the vessel's owner. After a while she was moved and moored just offshore. Her hull, which was not in the best condition, began to take on water, and her pumps eventually gave out. On the morning of September 12, 1984, at approximately 9:00 AM, the vessel rolled over and sank. Not too long after her sinking, local dive operators got together and took actions that made the Hilma Hooker a safe wreck for sport divers. They opened doors, cut cables, and drilled holes into the wreck's port side. The holes provided a way for air, generated from divers breathing on scuba to escape. This was done so no one would be tempted to remove their regulator while in a trapped air pocket, since air in these pockets is usually oxygen depleted from the rusting steel. Al Catalfumo, owner of a local dive operation, says that he and his partner cut a cable that was holding the vessel's cargo door open; if left alone it would have deteriorated and snapped, possibly when divers were under these huge doors. Al went on to say that the door fell with such force that visibility was instantly reduced to zero as the wreck was enveloped in a cloud of sand. The Hilma Hooker now sits on her starboard side in 90 feet of water. She is completely intact and absolutely beautiful to dive as well as to photograph. Her large bronze propeller sits in 65 feet of water. She has a stern helm which is excellent for photos and, due to the usual amount of good ambient light, wide angle photographs result in nice bow and stern shots. The Hooker has also turned into a good fish haven. Her rusting structure is refuge to all types of sea creatures, large and small alike. As a side note, the Hilma Hooker wreck is lying just next to a coral reef. This is an ideal location because divers can spend a good amount of time on the wreck, and then slowly ascend while exploring the reef. This extends bottom time exploration, while divers are still out gassing.

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Omschrijving: Midsland 1951
Gemaakt door: Hill, C.A.

Omschrijving: Midsland 1951
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Omschrijving: Midsland 1951
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Omschrijving: Hilma Hooker 1951 ex Doric Express ex William Express ex Mistral ex Midsland.
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Omschrijving: Krantenartikel Hilma Hooker 1951 ex Doric Express ex William Express ex Mistral ex Midsland.
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