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Stena Line fleet movements(Read 1236043 times)
Re: Stena Line fleet movements Reply #2325 on: May 12, 2018, 08:52:56 PM
Ulysses has lingering technical problem that will need attention soon, She is out of action again tomorrow.



Re: Stena Line fleet movements Reply #2326 on: May 13, 2018, 06:21:39 AM
Ulysses has lingering technical problem that will need attention soon, She is out of action again tomorrow.
As soon as Yeats moves across to the Holyhead route I can see her heading into DD as has been rumoured since the start of the year.  Unless of course it is a worsening problem that needs immediate attention and the decision is taken out of ICGs hands of course!
Steve in Belfast (suburbia)

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Re: Stena Line fleet movements Reply #2327 on: May 16, 2018, 06:15:19 AM
Stena Carriers next destination?

newbielink:https://www.hgvireland.com/po-ferries-set-to-lift-capacity-at-teesport/ [nonactive]



Re: Stena Line fleet movements Reply #2328 on: May 21, 2018, 01:04:32 PM
Stena Carrier is still ancored in Dublin Bay.



Re: Stena Line fleet movements Reply #2329 on: May 24, 2018, 07:19:51 PM
She's now back in Dn Laoghaire - Carlisle Pier. Presumably to allow crew to come ashore/ transact business/obtain supplies.

Not sure when she arrived but was in Dublin Bay anchored last evening.



Re: Stena Line fleet movements Reply #2330 on: May 30, 2018, 10:22:19 AM
The Stena Carrier has departed Dun Laoghaire and is on her way to Teesport .



Re: Stena Line fleet movements Reply #2331 on: May 30, 2018, 02:18:53 PM
The Stena Carrier has departed Dun Laoghaire and is on her way to Teesport .

As predicted... chartered to P&O for the Teeeport-Rotterdam Route to replace Estraden.



Re: Stena Line fleet movements Reply #2332 on: June 09, 2018, 12:15:25 AM
The Stena Carrier has departed Dun Laoghaire and is on her way to Teesport .

As predicted... chartered to P&O for the Teeeport-Rotterdam Route to replace Estraden.

Adding to this, ESTRADEN has replaced MISTRAL on the Teesport - Zeebrugge route hence giving P&O the capacity increase they were talking about last month.  Interestingly though MISTRAL is coming to "various" Stena Line Irish Sea routes on a sub-charter for a few months, according to her owners Facebook page a few days ago.

As mentioned in the appropriate thread, E-Flexer 1 has been confirmed as Holyhead bound, with 2 and 4 destined for Belfast - Birkenhead.  This will of course free up Stena owned (most likely) STENA SUPERFAST X, STENA LAGAN, STENA MERSEY and the additional freight vessel at Birkenhead (currently the chartered STENA PRECISION) for use elsewhere or charter.  Current speculation suggests STENA SUPERFAST X will make her way south to Fishguard to replace STENA EUROPE which by then will be almost 40!  What happens with Lagan and Mersey in the long term could depend on whether the final options on the E-Flexers are exercised and were they go of course.
Steve in Belfast (suburbia)

Flickr: www.flickr.com/tarbyonline



Re: Stena Line fleet movements Reply #2333 on: June 10, 2018, 08:49:05 AM
When I was onboard the Stena Europe last year, I was told by an onboard officer that despite new ferries ordered that they need to keep the Europe for a couple of more years, because it has been told in the Swedish media that the new Halmstad-Gren route might have a second ship added, so the scenario could be that they use the Superfast X on that route, or that Europe is replaced on the Fishguard route and will head over to Halmstad instead sailing alongside Stena Nautica. Another speculation suggests that Stena Nautica and Europe might even swap routes with each other next year already... But even if Europe is my favorite vessel, does Stena need more old timers there when they have a lot of them sailing in Scandinavia yet??

Talking about Stena Saga, Danica, Nautica, Vision/Spirit that are well beyond their 30s now. And you can notice that Stena Vision is becoming more unreliable now then ever before...



Re: Stena Line fleet movements Reply #2334 on: June 10, 2018, 12:06:00 PM
Superfast X could enhance the route more, Stena Europe is a aging vessel.



Re: Stena Line fleet movements Reply #2335 on: June 10, 2018, 12:24:22 PM
Stena will have their hands full as the Stena Saga also is the same age as the Europe, the Danica turned 35 years this year....

And lets not forget that from my viewpoint Stena Line has the biggest quantity of old vessels in Northern Europe

My thoughts are if they choose to build the E-flexer 7 and 8 this will mean the Europe and Danica going at the same time



Re: Stena Line fleet movements Reply #2336 on: June 10, 2018, 12:35:28 PM
Fishguard would not generate enough freight volume to justify an e-flexer.

Its possible that Stena will operate a summer only service in the future with Irish Ferries doing the heavy lifting.



Re: Stena Line fleet movements Reply #2337 on: June 10, 2018, 02:04:50 PM
If 7 and 8 are ordered chances are theyll be for the Baltic.  Danica is apparently in excellent condition and Saga is a totally different type of vessel.  Actually both are really to be honest.  Unless theres a huge shift in traffic patterns the Baltic makes more sense.
Steve in Belfast (suburbia)

Flickr: www.flickr.com/tarbyonline



Re: Stena Line fleet movements Reply #2338 on: June 10, 2018, 03:15:21 PM
It is still likely that Europe will probably be replaced by SFX in 2020.



Re: Stena Line fleet movements Reply #2339 on: June 10, 2018, 03:41:05 PM
The Stena Carrier has departed Dun Laoghaire and is on her way to Teesport .

As predicted... chartered to P&O for the Teeeport-Rotterdam Route to replace Estraden.

Adding to this, ESTRADEN has replaced MISTRAL on the Teesport - Zeebrugge route hence giving P&O the capacity increase they were talking about last month.  Interestingly though MISTRAL is coming to "various" Stena Line Irish Sea routes on a sub-charter for a few months, according to her owners Facebook page a few days ago.

As mentioned in the appropriate thread, E-Flexer 1 has been confirmed as Holyhead bound, with 2 and 4 destined for Belfast - Birkenhead.  This will of course free up Stena owned (most likely) STENA SUPERFAST X, STENA LAGAN, STENA MERSEY and the additional freight vessel at Birkenhead (currently the chartered STENA PRECISION) for use elsewhere or charter.  Current speculation suggests STENA SUPERFAST X will make her way south to Fishguard to replace STENA EUROPE which by then will be almost 40!  What happens with Lagan and Mersey in the long term could depend on whether the final options on the E-Flexers are exercised and were they go of course.

I though e-flexer 2 and 5 were going to belfast. with 3 and 6 going to BF and 4 going to DFDS