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Re: Stena Line fleet movements Reply #2985 on: June 11, 2021, 11:45:57 am
They must be confident that the customer base will come back to them after such a long period with no service at all. They must also see no need to bring any kind of replacement in. Seems like they're handing the whole summer trade to Irish Ferries.

Its not that easy to secure any sort of cover given virtually everything that may be suitable for Fishguard is likely occupied at the moment. So, while as you say traffic is currently being handed to Irish Ferries, this is far from an ideal situation for Stena. 

The current plan for STENA EUROPEs repairs does not involve dry docking.
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Re: Stena Line fleet movements Reply #2986 on: June 11, 2021, 07:47:57 pm
Stena?s 1981-built ro-pax ferry SAGA ? the former STENA SAGA ? is being prepared to leave her layup berth in Uddevalla, Sweden on Wednesday 16 June. The 2,230-passenger and 1,032-lanemetre ferry will head for the Mediterranean where it is expected to take up a summer charter.


https://www.shippax.com/en/news/stenas-ro-pax-ferry-saga-ready-to-leave-sweden-for-the-med.aspx



Re: Stena Line fleet movements Reply #2987 on: June 11, 2021, 10:48:37 pm
She was reportedly being looked at by Corsica Ferries.



Re: Stena Line fleet movements Reply #2988 on: June 12, 2021, 11:54:29 am
She was reportedly being looked at by Corsica Ferries.

Will she get to Pireus first for maintaince before is enter service for Corsica?

Because Uddevalla Harbour says she going from Uddevalla to Pireus on 16.june



Re: Stena Line fleet movements Reply #2989 on: June 13, 2021, 11:59:37 am
What is wrong with Stena Europe?? About time for Stena to invest in a new vessel or upgrade the linkspan at Fishguard for other vessels within their fleet to dock there. Is it just the linkspan that prevents most of Stena's vessels from docking there or is it something else.



Re: Stena Line fleet movements Reply #2990 on: June 14, 2021, 02:30:20 pm
What is wrong with Stena Europe?? About time for Stena to invest in a new vessel or upgrade the linkspan at Fishguard for other vessels within their fleet to dock there. Is it just the linkspan that prevents most of Stena's vessels from docking there or is it something else.

They were going to.  It was forecast to cost ?5million.  Why would you spend that amount of money on a route that isn't making money and with a long-term future which is far from certain? 



Re: Stena Line fleet movements Reply #2991 on: June 14, 2021, 07:34:32 pm
What is wrong with Stena Europe?? About time for Stena to invest in a new vessel or upgrade the linkspan at Fishguard for other vessels within their fleet to dock there. Is it just the linkspan that prevents most of Stena's vessels from docking there or is it something else.

Europe to the best of our knowledge has experienced a bow door failure of some kind, one assumes the inner bow door has broken and given that it is of mature years and quite a complex multi fold door, parts are probably not available off the shelf as such. Fixing takes time.

As for Fishguard, the estimated cost of the redevelopment came in at 20 million Sterling, Stena had budgeted 5/6 million.

Details of the proposed revamp here

https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/702122/Non_Technical_Summary.pdf

Hopefully Europe will be back in 10 days as still on booking system from June 24th.



Re: Stena Line fleet movements Reply #2992 on: June 15, 2021, 06:26:04 pm
More on Europe here

https://www.westerntelegraph.co.uk/news/business/19370775.stena-europe-due-back-fishguard-rosslare-route-june-24/

Also Europe has turned around on its berth in Belfast, either a sign of progress of maybe giving the paintwork a refresh.
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Re: Stena Line fleet movements Reply #2993 on: June 18, 2021, 01:48:16 pm
Europe now not on timetable until June 29th - Still showing on freight timetable from 24th !!

Might be time to charter something like the Barfleur for cover !



Re: Stena Line fleet movements Reply #2994 on: June 18, 2021, 06:42:19 pm
Stena Scandica has been handed over by Sedef Shipyard and is due to leave for the Baltic sea soon.

Video Preview

https://youtu.be/IHigqMyXSlw




Re: Stena Line fleet movements Reply #2995 on: June 19, 2021, 04:16:22 pm
Europe has turned around again on the berth in Belfast, (Saturday morning).



Re: Stena Line fleet movements Reply #2996 on: June 20, 2021, 02:21:12 pm
Stena Scandica has finally left Turkey this morning, image of the finished ferry posted by Sedef on LinkedIn

Stena Baltica in the background

Given the length of time it was in the shipyard, amazing they did not get a chance to paint the top decks above the passenger accommodation !
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Re: Stena Line fleet movements Reply #2997 on: June 20, 2021, 03:36:37 pm
Stena Scandica has finally left Turkey this morning, image of the finished ferry posted by Sedef on LinkedIn

Stena Baltica in the background

Given the length of time it was in the shipyard, amazing they did not get a chance to paint the top decks above the passenger accommodation !

Yes they did as far as I can make out



Re: Stena Line fleet movements Reply #2998 on: June 21, 2021, 10:45:11 pm

Given the length of time it was in the shipyard, amazing they did not get a chance to paint the top decks above the passenger accommodation !
That?s something the crew can do!  Shipping companies aren?t really in the habit of paying shipyards for doing jobs crew can take care of themselves.  Note that many of the pics released are actually of the vessel on trials during May too, including those directly from SEDEF AFAIK.

Some further info and pics here.  I must say she looks much better than expected.  From the preview pics I?ve seen she is very much in the same style of the E-Flexer?s inside (as you?d expect).

https://www.niferry.co.uk/former-stena-lagan-sets-sail-for-the-baltic/

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Steve in Belfast (suburbia)

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Re: Stena Line fleet movements Reply #2999 on: June 24, 2021, 09:54:21 am
Europe now not on timetable until June 29th - Still showing on freight timetable from 24th !!

Might be time to charter something like the Barfleur for cover !

Well, Europe is still berthed in Belfast.  She will need to get a wiggle on to be doing a freight run Fishguard-Rosslare today, the 24th.