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What do you think will happen to Stena Europe?

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Re: stena europe Reply #30 on: June 04, 2013, 06:37:01 PM
anyone seen this before



Re: stena europe Reply #31 on: June 04, 2013, 08:33:48 PM
Nope how did you get that photo or what happened



Re: stena europe Reply #32 on: June 04, 2013, 08:35:42 PM
stena europe broke it morrings and hit the ow it happpened last year, got it off a friend
« Last Edit: June 04, 2013, 08:36:13 PM by s.tayler »



Re: stena europe Reply #33 on: June 04, 2013, 08:38:45 PM
Cool, have u got any pics of inishmore & stena Europe...



Re: stena europe Reply #34 on: June 04, 2013, 09:00:25 PM
So it seems the plan is to keep her going and hopefully serious technical problems and adverse weather will stay at bay - literally. Seems a reasonable short-term plan and also the busiest summer season is upon us.

Hopefully the Europe will run for several more months. In an ideal world it'd be great to see her rehabilitated but I presume engines etc are far too costly.

But machines can have a "spirit" of their own - it'll be interesting to see how things play out. I hope her final days on the route will be uneventful i.e. that we will know at least a few days ahead which is her final sailing as that's preferable to say some serious technical failing resulting in an ordinary sailing ultimately becoming the final sailing unbeknownst to anyone.

I think she'll see further service, but that's just a thought rather than based on any particular reason.
« Last Edit: June 04, 2013, 09:01:34 PM by berhabus »



Re: stena europe Reply #35 on: June 04, 2013, 10:09:51 PM
I see from AIS that the Stena Europe has not left Rosslare yet this evening. It looks as if she arrived bow in onto the berth from Fishguard earlier and then turned around in port and is now berthed stern in.

Anybody in the Rosslare area tonight with any further insights?



Re: stena europe Reply #36 on: June 05, 2013, 01:40:49 AM
that pic of the tap is excellent, never knew there was a pic of the incident at all.

The stena europe headed out this eve, slightly late but shes headed none the less



Re: stena europe Reply #37 on: June 05, 2013, 09:10:25 AM
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while nordica is running between rosslare & fishguard, the adventurer & ulysses will carry her passengers & freight.

Earlier in the year when the Europe went to drydock and the Nordica covered the Rosslare / Fishguard run Stena chartered the Finn Arrow to cover the Holyhead / Run. Although I cannot see them using the Finn Arrow again. I would think they would get some sort of cover in.



Re: stena europe Reply #38 on: June 05, 2013, 09:21:40 AM
If Adventurer can handle the majority of the freight, they could always double trip the HSS if necessary.

If Nordica moved to the South corridor temporarily, what would happen to Europe's crew?



Re: stena europe Reply #39 on: June 05, 2013, 09:41:11 AM
When the Finn Arrow had its issues they did use the HSS and the small freight boat. I don't know how successful this was but it couldn't have been very convenient for the freight drivers. Maybe they will do that again. The Nordica sails pretty full most of the time so I can't see Stena not putting something in place.



Re: stena europe Reply #40 on: June 05, 2013, 09:51:56 AM
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When the Finn Arrow had its issues they did use the HSS and the small freight boat. I don't know how successful this was but it couldn't have been very convenient for the freight drivers. Maybe they will do that again. The Nordica sails pretty full most of the time so I can't see Stena not putting something in place.
Last thing they want is to have not enough ships traveling form  holyhead but they also need a ship to fishguard
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Re: stena europe Reply #41 on: June 05, 2013, 06:04:53 PM
If the Stena Europe is to be sold in due course I wonder what an approximate sale price might be.

Just curious - unfortunately haven't won the lottery!



Re: stena europe Reply #42 on: June 05, 2013, 06:40:10 PM
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When the Finn Arrow had its issues they did use the HSS and the small freight boat. I don't know how successful this was but it couldn't have been very convenient for the freight drivers. Maybe they will do that again. The Nordica sails pretty full most of the time so I can't see Stena not putting something in place.
Last thing they want is to have not enough ships traveling form  holyhead but they also need a ship to fishguard

They could just book slots on the Inishmore like they have before.



Re: stena europe Reply #43 on: June 05, 2013, 09:48:24 PM
Just my view but I think slots on the Inishmore is best kept as an emergency measure as it gives out totally the wrong message when it happens too much.

Stena Europe according to AIS just got underway a little before 9.30 this evening.



Re: stena europe Reply #44 on: June 05, 2013, 10:10:01 PM
I spoken to a few people down in the harbour and they said to me that they didn't hear about the ship moving. I was the first to say it. So the likelyhood of a transfer in the next few weeks is very unlikely
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