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Re: Stena Line fleet movements Reply #1260 on: February 12, 2014, 11:09:54 am
Stena Adventurer on an interesting tack this morning (Ulysses isn't much better).

Also noticed Stena Explorer's AIS transponder has been active for the last couple of days.

(sorry, don't know how to do screen capture otherwise I'd have put the pictures up).



Re: Stena Line fleet movements Reply #1261 on: February 12, 2014, 07:09:40 pm
Stena Lagan seems reluctant to head to Belfast, circling at mouth of lough 2/3 hours https://www.dropbox.com/s/bl2xhzjoh8x3ubs/Lagan.jpg



Re: Stena Line fleet movements Reply #1262 on: February 12, 2014, 07:29:15 pm
I think it's because Stena Mersey is still sat on the berth. Wind's not so bad up there but they've probably delayed the Mersey's departure to such a time that she can have a better passage through Liverpool Bay.



Re: Stena Line fleet movements Reply #1263 on: February 12, 2014, 08:54:52 pm
My sources tell me Mersey took a bit of battering last night on her way to Belfast.  Lagan still circling.  Hibernia cancelled tonight.  I'm guessing they are gonna switch the ships on the roster and use Mersey for tonight's sailing to Birkenhead.  As Mersey is on the berth Lagan can't discharge.  VT4 (Cairnryan berth) is double deck and also required for the Super fast service which is still sailing - SF VIII currently enroute as I type.  I'm guessing Lagan will be out there until Mersey departs. (22:30 according to the schedule).  God help those on board - my house is taking a battering (a few miles inland) never mind a ferry!
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Steve in Belfast (suburbia)

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Re: Stena Line fleet movements Reply #1264 on: February 12, 2014, 10:12:18 pm
Many thanks to Giftrub and Steven for those very comprehensive resposnes.  I very much agree with your analysis. 

Re the St Columba in an earlier posting, she was delivered in 1977, not 1975, and the Hengist, Horsa and Senlac were delivered in 1972/3. 

I'm old enough to remember the Lord Warden, on which I had possibly one of the worst sea crossings ever to Dun Laoghaire in 1979.  Then again, a return trip on Pont Aven last May from Santander probably was the all time worst.  I don't think she's a particularly good sea keeper and would be interested in anybody else's view. 

Matt



Re: Stena Line fleet movements Reply #1265 on: February 12, 2014, 10:26:03 pm
Lagan finally looks like she is berthing with the assistance of a tug (Willowgarth).  Mersey has left for Birkenhead.

EDIT: lagan still appears to be berthing with tug assistance.  Stena Hibernia is on the Heysham berth (VT1) with Stena Precision tied up (I assume) down river a little.
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Steve in Belfast (suburbia)

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Re: Stena Line fleet movements Reply #1266 on: February 12, 2014, 11:26:33 pm


I'm old enough to remember the Lord Warden, on which I had possibly one of the worst sea crossings ever to Dun Laoghaire in 1979.  Then again, a return trip on Pont Aven last May from Santander probably was the all time worst.  I don't think she's a particularly good sea keeper and would be interested in anybody else's view. 

Matt

Am surprised you had a rough ride on Pont Aven , conditions must have been very bad that day , I have been out in some nasty swells on Pont Aven and always found her to be steady in bad weather , certainly she would have better sea keeping than Oscar Wilde , Celtic Horizon or Epsilon.



Re: Stena Line fleet movements Reply #1267 on: February 13, 2014, 02:10:02 pm
Mersey was a couple of hours late in to Birkenhead this morning so she's late getting away this afternoon.  Stena Lagan appears to be operating as normal now, albeit on the opposite side of the roster.  Superfast sailings on time, though its still pretty windy out there.

The latest (courtesy of Freight link)
Cairnryan - Belfast     ALL CURRENTLY ON TIME Belfast - Cairnryan     ALL CURRENTLY ON TIME Heysham - Belfast 09:00 09:00   Belfast - Heysham 09:00 09:00   Heysham - Belfast 21:00 22:30   Belfast - Heysham 21:00 22:00   Heysham - Dublin 02:15 12:00 14/2 TO BE ADVISED Dublin - Heysham 14:30 14:30 TO BE ADVISED Heysham - Warrenpoint 08:30 08:30   Warrenpoint - Heysham 08:30 08:30   Heysham - Warrenpoint 21:00 CANXC 13/2   Warrenpoint - Heysham 21:00 22:00   Birkenhead - Belfast 10:30 10:30   Belfast - Birkenhead 10:30 10:30   Birkenhead - Belfast 22:30 22:30   Belfast - Birkenhead 22:30 22:30   Birkenhead - Belfast 03:00 03:00   Belfast - Birkenhead 15:00 15:00   Liverpool - Dublin 09:30 09:30   Dublin - Liverpool  09:00 09:00   Liverpool - Dublin 21:30 CANCX 13/2   Dublin - Liverpool 21:00 19:30   Holyhead - Dublin STENALINE   ALL CURRENTLY ON TIME Holyhead - Dublin IRISH FERRIES   SWIFT SAILINGS CANCX Dublin - Holyhead STENALINE   ALL CURRENTLY ON TIME Dublin - Holyhead IRISH FERRIES   14:15 & SWIFT SAILINGS CANCX Fishguard - Rosslare    02:45 / 14:30   14:30 CURRENTLY ON TIME Rosslare - Fishguard 09:00 / 21:00 ALL CURRENTLY ON TIME Pembroke - Rosslare 02:45 / 14:45   14:45 CURRENTLY ON TIME Rosslare - Pembroke 20:45 / 08:45   ALL CURRENTLY ON TIME
Steve in Belfast (suburbia)

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Re: Stena Line fleet movements Reply #1268 on: February 13, 2014, 07:53:09 pm
Some changes to the North channel operation this weekend as the Stena Superfast VII gets a few days off for some much needed technical work.

Stena Superfast VII is off service for essential maintenance from 1000 this Saturday 15/02/14 until 1000 on Monday 17/02/14. Final sailing will be 0730 on Sat and she resumes again with 1130 ex Belfast on Mon.

Stena Superfast VIII will undertake an extra sailing on Sunday morning in lieu of VII.

Stena Hibernia will also provide freight cover.

Then...
Stena Superfast VII will be off service again from 1000 Saturday 22/03/14 until 1000 Tuesday 25/03/14 when the same arrangements will apply.



Re: Stena Line fleet movements Reply #1269 on: February 13, 2014, 09:35:57 pm



Re: Stena Line fleet movements Reply #1270 on: February 16, 2014, 01:24:10 am
RE Stena's ships transfering to Northern Marine Management.  I don't think its been mentioned on here before, but NMM is a part of the Stena "empire".  I guess it makes sense not to duplicate something which is already in the group (said with my managers "hat" on).

Any word on Trinacria and Partenope, and specifically are they staying with TTT lines?

Visit of Stena Performer to Twelve Quays....

http://www.irishseashipping.com/photofeatures/shipco/stena/performer090214/performer090214.htm
Strange seeing her on the "wrong" river!
Steve in Belfast (suburbia)

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Re: Stena Line fleet movements Reply #1271 on: February 16, 2014, 04:08:39 pm
It would seem from the info supplied by www.marinetraffic.com, that Stena Hibernia did an extra return journey to Port Ryan on Saturday [15th Feb], leaving Belfast at around 19.50, the return arriving in Belfast at 03.30 on the 16th.

Would I be right in thinking that this would've been freight cover for the absence of Superfast VII?



Re: Stena Line fleet movements Reply #1272 on: February 16, 2014, 05:47:49 pm
does anyone know what work is been carried out on the superfast 7 is it major or routine due to no dry dock this year



Re: Stena Line fleet movements Reply #1273 on: February 16, 2014, 08:41:07 pm
As posted on Feb 13th, Stena Hibernia was providing cover for the Superfast VII's weekend off.

The Superfast VII is getting some technical work done to a gearbox and other ancillary areas and will have another weekend off in March for the gearbox to be replaced, this work has been required for quite some time and obviously can only be done during a quiet weekend.



Re: Stena Line fleet movements Reply #1274 on: February 16, 2014, 09:32:06 pm
Following on from my post towards the end of last year about HSS Carisma being under review, I have heard that Carisma will NOT be sailing this summer.  Have not heard anything official as of yet, but things did go strangely quiet after news reports at the end of the year saying a decision was too be made within 4 weeks (which is long over now).  An interesting statistic I came across via the motorship blog is that Carisma consumes twice the amount of fuel per round trip as Stena Danica which apart from having a much higher capacity is also powered by 4 1980's sulzer diesels which you would imagine aren't as efficient as modern powerplants.  Added to the fact that Carisma only sails at 35 knots to conserve fuel and is speed restricted for part of the journey anyway it's probably hard to justify the outlay.  Sincerely hope she does run, but unfortunately its not looking likely.
Steve in Belfast (suburbia)

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