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Re: Strangely Familar Reply #150 on: August 01, 2012, 09:50:25 pm



Re: Strangely Familar Reply #151 on: August 02, 2012, 03:47:33 am
Last I heard she is still laid up.



Re: Strangely Familar Reply #152 on: August 02, 2012, 12:21:02 pm
Well spotted, the Stena Baltica is laid up in Lysekil, Sweden and available for charter from Stena Ro Ro.

http://www.stenaroro.com/offering/Pages/Stena-Baltica.aspx
« Last Edit: August 02, 2012, 01:18:58 pm by Ferry_Fan »



Re: Strangely Familar Reply #153 on: August 12, 2012, 02:04:14 pm
why does nobody want the baltica? it's such an awesome ship, is she bad on fuel or something?



Re: Strangely Familar Reply #154 on: August 12, 2012, 04:46:42 pm
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why does nobody want the baltica? it's such an awesome ship, is she bad on fuel or something?

She's not that bad, 75tons a day at 20kts (or there abouts).

I would have though she would make her way back to Irish shores soon...



Re: Strangely Familar Reply #155 on: August 12, 2012, 11:43:05 pm
Oh I hope not. If you're thinking of Fishguard, it's about time they had something a lot newer.  The Seafrance Moliere or Stena Jutlandica would be ideal.  Why does Fishguard get the twenty-five year old second-hand tonnage?

Stena Baltica is an overnight ship really and I have never fully reconciled myself to the butchery done to her original interior by Stena over the years, not to mention the hideous damage to the superstructure by 2005 refit to make her doubledeck loading.  For me she will always be the Koningin Beatrix I first saw in May 1986 with those wonderful crowns on her funnel casing.  She was never the sleekest looking ship, but the original livery showed her off to her best advantage. 

Matt



Re: Strangely Familar Reply #156 on: August 13, 2012, 10:41:26 am
From what I hear , former Seafrance Moliere is likely to be sold to DFDS/LD Lines for Dover - Calais , Stena Europe will remain on Rosslare - Fishguard for the forseeable future , Stena Baltica is likely to take up service on one of the Scandlines services in the Baltic to replace leased tonnage pending the deal being cleared by the Competition Authority.
« Last Edit: August 13, 2012, 11:27:40 am by colin »



Re: Strangely Familar Reply #157 on: August 15, 2012, 11:11:11 pm
Thanks.  Good news re the Baltica.  Pity about the Moliere.

M



Re: Strangely Familar Reply #158 on: August 27, 2012, 11:53:08 pm
The Masarrah (St.Columba) is back on AIS, operating Jeddah - Sawakin. Seems a regular service



Re: Strangely Familar Reply #159 on: April 05, 2013, 10:00:07 pm
from google maps, which former Irish Sea vessel is this
« Last Edit: April 05, 2013, 10:00:20 pm by Ferry_Fan »



Re: Strangely Familar Reply #160 on: April 05, 2013, 10:05:36 pm
Also from Google Maps, another former Irish Sea Vessel



Re: Strangely Familar Reply #161 on: April 06, 2013, 12:28:07 am
And both Rosslare - Fishguard ships at that , top one is Stena Baltica , and the funnel on the Stena Felicity is unmistakable.



Re: Strangely Familar Reply #162 on: April 25, 2013, 08:40:35 am
Just had to include this one from www.shipspotting.com