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Re: Stena Line fleet movements Reply #1230 on: January 18, 2014, 10:28:02 pm



Re: Stena Line fleet movements Reply #1231 on: January 19, 2014, 07:35:43 pm
Stena Line's Irish Sea Fleet with transfer technical management to Northern Marine Management in Glasgow, progressively by the end of April.

The Stena Mersey and Stena Lagan will be the first to transfer, joining the Stena Precision, Stena Performer and Stena Hibernia.



Re: Stena Line fleet movements Reply #1232 on: January 21, 2014, 06:34:28 pm
Anybody any idea why the Adventurer was hovering in D bay waiting for the Nordica to leave?



Re: Stena Line fleet movements Reply #1233 on: January 21, 2014, 07:28:36 pm
She was waiting on Stena Nordia to leave, she seam to have had a problem with her bow doors again, she sailed at 17.20hrs. Sailing update has the Nordia as delayed on the UK website but on time on the Irish one.

"2030 Nordica Sailing is delayed by approx 1 1/2hours. Latest check-in 2030."
« Last Edit: January 21, 2014, 07:33:34 pm by michaelo_4921 »
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Re: Stena Line fleet movements Reply #1234 on: January 21, 2014, 07:37:49 pm
Ah fair enough, thanks ferryman!



Re: Stena Line fleet movements Reply #1235 on: January 24, 2014, 03:59:42 pm
Wee update from Scott Mackey on flickr

Stena Adventurer refurbishment
http://www.flickr.com/photos/scottmackey/sets/72157623457108720/
 
Stena Lagan
http://www.flickr.com/photos/scottmackey/sets/72157625811741177/
 
The most recent shots are at the beginning of each of the above sets.
Steve in Belfast (suburbia)

Flickr: www.flickr.com/tarbyonline



Re: Stena Line fleet movements Reply #1236 on: January 26, 2014, 06:05:25 pm
Some great photos of the Stena Adventurer from Harry Gains at www.sealink-holyhead.net
« Last Edit: January 26, 2014, 06:11:52 pm by HSSMAN »



Re: Stena Line fleet movements Reply #1237 on: February 05, 2014, 08:04:45 pm
Some good news for the North Channel Stena Line operation as Stena have renewed the charter of the Superfast VII & VIII until Autumn 2019. One assumes that a reduction in charter fees has been negotiated and that an option to purchase is probably included in this agreement.

https://newsclient.omxgroup.com/cdsPublic/viewDisclosure.action?disclosureId=592586&messageId=733232



Re: Stena Line fleet movements Reply #1238 on: February 07, 2014, 08:29:37 pm
Looks like Stena have cancelled all sailings between Dublin & Holyhead tomorrow...

'Stena Line regrets to inform that 08:20 and 15:10 sailings from Dublin port on 08/02/2014 are cancelled due to adverse weather.'

'Please be advised tomorrow 8th February 08:55hrs and 13:50hrs are both cancelled due to adverse weather conditions in the irish sea.'



Re: Stena Line fleet movements Reply #1239 on: February 07, 2014, 10:05:47 pm
Some good news for the North Channel Stena Line operation as Stena have renewed the charter of the Superfast VII & VIII until Autumn 2019. One assumes that a reduction in charter fees has been negotiated and that an option to purchase is probably included in this agreement.

https://newsclient.omxgroup.com/cdsPublic/viewDisclosure.action?disclosureId=592586&messageId=733232

Lets hope so because the figure I have heard was quite substantial!  I thought there was an option to purchase in the original agreement? By the time we get to 2019 these will be 18 year old ships though, and they are already quite costly to run!
Steve in Belfast (suburbia)

Flickr: www.flickr.com/tarbyonline



Re: Stena Line fleet movements Reply #1240 on: February 07, 2014, 11:10:48 pm
Some UNCONFIRMED rumours that Stena RoRo are in the process of acquiring/chartering the former Superfast X - Dieppe Seaways that is currently on short term charter to DFDS Seaways for the Dover - Calais service, if the rumours prove to be true, wonder is it possible if the Superfast could make arrive on the Irish Sea.

Also UNCONFIRMED are rumours that the Stena Vison and Stena Spirit are in line to replace the Stena Saga and Stena Europe in 2015 when they are expected to be replaced on the Karlskrona/Gdynia route by the current Stena Scandinavica / Stena Germanica as the Gothenburg - Kiel route is expected to be closed with the introduction of low sulphur SECA regulations.


In actual confirmed news Stena RoRo have chartered the Norman Voyager to Brittany Ferries once the charter with LD / DFDS ends in March 2014.

http://www.stenaroro.com/offering/Pages/Norman-Voyager.aspx

http://www.brittany-ferries.co.uk/economie

http://www.passengerships.fr/1/post/2014/02/brittany-ferries-sinstalle-au-havre-dfds-quitte-dieppe-le-transmanche-en-pleine-mutation.html
« Last Edit: February 07, 2014, 11:16:46 pm by giftgrub »



Re: Stena Line fleet movements Reply #1241 on: February 07, 2014, 11:44:44 pm
Apparently the Dieppe Seaways acquisition is going to happen not sure if its being bought by Stena Line or Stena RoRo but judging on past performance it will be Stena RoRo.

Former Stena Seafarer now Ant 2 has arrived off the coast of Aliaga, the final voyage is probably not too far away.
« Last Edit: February 07, 2014, 11:47:11 pm by giftgrub »



Re: Stena Line fleet movements Reply #1242 on: February 08, 2014, 12:19:36 am
aw no, shame to see her go, i really have to finish the model of her



Re: Stena Line fleet movements Reply #1243 on: February 08, 2014, 03:10:06 pm
Well I'm not surprised to see her there. She's certainly had an eventful life.
The rumours regarding Stena's Baltic fleet and the Dieppe Seaways are very interesting and it'll also be interesting to see what happens next.



Re: Stena Line fleet movements Reply #1244 on: February 08, 2014, 09:13:03 pm
DFDS are probably having a WTF moment!  She suits the livery in the photoshop'd pics BF have posted I think but surely this is BF trying to force out all competition in the Western Channel!

It wouldn't be a massive surprise to me if Superfast X went to Stena as the Superfasts up here have been well received by everyone I know, though her operating costs might be of concern and she wouldn't have a similar running mate if put on a 2 ship operation. That and the cost of converting her (assuming she wasn't being purchased to charter back to DFDS, anyone know if her initial problems are behind her now?).  Mind you they must be satisfied with the running costs enough now to renew the VII/VIII charters for another 5 years and you would think that Stena roro would do Stena a better deal than Tallink re charter fees!  Would seem logical to put either Spirit or Vision on the Fishguard link to see out their days in the same way Europe has.

Sorry to see Seafarer go, though looking at this the other 2 (sisters) may not have long either http://snpvalue.com/alerts/for-sale-or-charter-3-x-ex-stena-ropass-ant-2-and-sisters-1100-lm90-pax-usd-10/. AFAIK they are still operating though
 
Thinking out loud, what would people think of a Stenaified Superfast X on Dublin - Holyhead?
Steve in Belfast (suburbia)

Flickr: www.flickr.com/tarbyonline