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Re: Stena Line fleet movements Reply #750 on: April 07, 2013, 09:27:26 PM
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Yes, the Stena Voyager is in Belfast as it has not left yet, and does indeed remain in full Stena Line livery as it always has. 

The vessel is now owned by Stena Metall and the process of removing the Voyager to Sweden is underway with lots of issues to sort out for the tow. Its not as simple to tow a massive twin hulled vessel with no traditional bow mooring (Like the Pride of Dover) system so there may be some bracing added to the bow for the tow (or not) all depends on the experts opinion.

Most of the onboard furniture and equipment have been removed for use on other Irish sea vessels, a lot of technical equipment including the massive water jets have been removed  to keep as spare parts for the Explorer. There were also reports of the remaining fuel being removed late last week as the turbines will not run again while fitted in the Voyager.

Unfortunately there are no further plans for the Voyager it is going to be heading to a scrapyard within the next few weeks.

Plenty of images of the Voyager available here:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/scottmackey/sets/72157633045950508/

Also image of the Watling Street in drydock in Gdynia from Marine Traffic.


Unbelievable!!!

How Stena could be so stupid

This is a piece of history they are destroying
« Last Edit: April 07, 2013, 09:28:23 PM by steven_shaw »



Re: Stena Line fleet movements Reply #751 on: April 07, 2013, 10:58:33 PM
The Lord that is Griftgrub has spoken. Goodbye HSS Stena Voyager, thank you for 17 years of service (even though for the past few months you've been laid up).
Martin



Re: Stena Line fleet movements Reply #752 on: April 09, 2013, 04:53:36 PM
I just find out on marine traffic galleries that Scottish Viking have receive a stena line logo on her funnel look at this picture when your press the hyperlink here.

http://photos.marinetraffic.com/ais/showphoto.aspx?photoid=1134172&size=full



Re: Stena Line fleet movements Reply #753 on: April 09, 2013, 07:34:25 PM
The Watling Street has been renamed and is now called the Stena Flavia.




Re: Stena Line fleet movements Reply #754 on: April 09, 2013, 08:54:42 PM
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The Watling Street has been renamed and is now called the Stena Flavia.

That is a very good name for Watling Street and that is a very good job for stena line. :)



Re: Stena Line fleet movements Reply #755 on: April 09, 2013, 08:55:31 PM
I second that :D.
Martin



Re: Stena Line fleet movements Reply #756 on: April 09, 2013, 10:53:49 PM
isnt that what alan partridge used drink when he was hanging around the garage?



Re: Stena Line fleet movements Reply #757 on: April 10, 2013, 10:31:27 PM
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isnt that what alan partridge used drink when he was hanging around the garage?

You are spot on, the king of coffee

1m 47 in on link below

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BXTZQB16p0Q&feature=player_detailpage#t=107s
« Last Edit: April 10, 2013, 10:38:04 PM by Ferry_Fan »



Re: Stena Line fleet movements Reply #758 on: April 11, 2013, 07:42:00 PM
The former Stena Baltica, now SNAV Adriatico has left Naples, current destination Messina. It is due to enter service for SNAV on April 27th between Ancona and Split.

http://magazine.snav.it/promozione-croazia-auto-moto/




Re: Stena Line fleet movements Reply #759 on: April 13, 2013, 03:05:23 PM
The Stena Flavia is out of dry dock and judging by the VERY recent marine traffic pictures, she has had a complete hull repaint short of the full Stena Line livery; white hull with red at the bottom and white funnel with black on top. Now I'm not sure whether this means she's going elsewhere or not, but if you were a big ferry company, why bother renaming a vessel with the company naming policy at drydock, but not repaint her in the company livery?
Martin



Re: Stena Line fleet movements Reply #760 on: April 14, 2013, 03:23:47 PM

The water jets haven't been removed, there still in place. I was on sf7 yesterday and today and seen them while boarding




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Yes, the Stena Voyager is in Belfast as it has not left yet, and does indeed remain in full Stena Line livery as it always has. 

The vessel is now owned by Stena Metall and the process of removing the Voyager to Sweden is underway with lots of issues to sort out for the tow. Its not as simple to tow a massive twin hulled vessel with no traditional bow mooring (Like the Pride of Dover) system so there may be some bracing added to the bow for the tow (or not) all depends on the experts opinion.

Most of the onboard furniture and equipment have been removed for use on other Irish sea vessels, a lot of technical equipment including the massive water jets have been removed  to keep as spare parts for the Explorer. There were also reports of the remaining fuel being removed late last week as the turbines will not run again while fitted in the Voyager.

Unfortunately there are no further plans for the Voyager it is going to be heading to a scrapyard within the next few weeks.

Plenty of images of the Voyager available

Also image of the Watling Street in drydock in Gdynia from Marine Traffic.




Re: Stena Line fleet movements Reply #761 on: April 14, 2013, 04:54:33 PM
Has anyone noticed any construction on Voyager's nose? any contraption that will enable them to tow her?

article on her: http://www.bairdmaritime.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=14050:hss-readies-for-breakers&catid=71&Itemid=63
« Last Edit: April 14, 2013, 08:36:54 PM by Robbie74656 »



Re: Stena Line fleet movements Reply #762 on: April 14, 2013, 08:53:10 PM
It would be funny if the Eide Fighter was tasked with the job lol!
Martin



Re: Stena Line fleet movements Reply #763 on: April 14, 2013, 09:08:45 PM

I didnt notice anything different about it, looks the same as it always did,

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Has anyone noticed any construction on Voyager's nose? any contraption that will enable them to tow her?





Re: Stena Line fleet movements Reply #764 on: April 16, 2013, 09:15:09 PM
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The water jets haven't been removed, there still in place. I was on sf7 yesterday and today and seen them while boarding

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Not sure if all the water jets were removed, there have definitely been major components removed and one complete waterjet unit has been seen in Holyhead recently.

As for the Stena Flavia's new paint job, one assumes that any rebranding work will be carried out while the ship is in port as they only drydocked the vessel for a week, they probably ran out of time to put the name on the ship, or it could be up for charter and may not be rebranded at all.

The paint job is very similar to the Norman Asturias (another Stena ro ro ship).

There are reports on FONE that Stena Line are about to undergo a major transformation to a "low cost ferry operator"  whatever that will mean and this is accompanied by rumours of a major new build programme to replace many of the their ageing and expensive to run vessels for a common design that can be modified (during the build phase) for use on different routes, obviously these are rumours at the moment and based on a long term plan over the next 10-15 years.


Some interesting images of the Stena Jutlandica in drydock on this link:

http://www.landgangen.se/forumsmf10/index.php?topic=28031.msg251381#msg251381
« Last Edit: April 16, 2013, 09:15:37 PM by Ferry_Fan »