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The News Board / Re: Stena Line fleet movements
« on: September 21, 2019, 02:26:24 PM »
Looks likey she will take up her service to Fishguard this evening

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The News Board / Re: Stena Line fleet movements
« on: September 15, 2019, 02:33:44 PM »
Waiting now to enter the Gladstone Lock

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The News Board / Re: FSG Shipyard
« on: September 12, 2019, 01:18:15 PM »
Yes we know that. That statement was made public a few weeks back. Leevsten as been handed over to Siem Carriers. Will most likey be going to Fayard to have scrubbers fitted.

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The News Board / Re: Stena Line fleet movements
« on: September 12, 2019, 12:21:31 PM »
Has left Gibralter bound for Liverpool.

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The News Board / Re: Stena Line fleet movements
« on: September 11, 2019, 12:14:40 PM »
Stena Europe now passing Cartagena and about to enter the Alboran Sea.

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The News Board / Re: Stena Line fleet movements
« on: September 10, 2019, 01:47:43 PM »
Passing Bizerte now at 18.9 knots

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The Merrion Lounge / Re: Superfast IX charter renewed
« on: July 28, 2019, 02:15:54 PM »
Baleria, Aramas, GNV and Moby would be ideal buyers for SFX

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The Merrion Lounge / Re: Superfast IX charter renewed
« on: July 24, 2019, 10:58:59 AM »
Would Superfast X not be suitable for Frederickshaven Goteburg or Frederickshaven - Oslo or a new route Belfast - Troon.
Apart from the fact Belfast to Troon makes little sense due to it being just as quick (not to mention cheaper) to sail to Cairnryan and drive than to cross by conventional ferry, thereís absolutely no hope of getting a vessel the size of X berthed at Troon!  European Causeway is about as big as will go.

Gothenburg to Frederikshavn is configured with one more passenger orientated ferry (the still extremely popular and well maintained STENA DANICA) and one Ro-Pax (STENA JUTLANDICA).  Both are also purpose built for the route of course.  Freight demand has increased and so a third vessel has been added (currently STENA VINGA).  Shoehorning X in as a replacement for either of the main vessels just doesnít make any sense - Jutlandica has about the same freight capacity and more passenger capacity than X.  Danica has more passenger capacity.  X is no freighter either.

The Oslo route is more of a cruise ferry route and geared towards that traffic.  X is many things but a cruise ferry isnít one of them.  Saga also has a heck of a lot more passenger capacity than X.  Itís hard to see where Stena could move X within the current Stena Line network to be honest.

My guess is that Stena will charter X out or will put it up for sale. Most likely will end up in the Med somewhere.

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The News Board / Re: FSG Shipyard
« on: July 16, 2019, 02:03:10 PM »
Work on 781 is still proceeding

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The News Board / Re: Stena Line fleet movements
« on: July 12, 2019, 08:35:38 PM »
Her livery is pretty much identical as before

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The News Board / Re: Oscar Wilde sale agreed
« on: June 02, 2019, 08:35:38 PM »
Julia I think

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The News Board / Re: The end for Kaitaki (Isle of Innisfree) ?
« on: May 03, 2019, 10:21:57 PM »
Burgundy is a pure ropax ferry.  Totally unsuitable for a freight route. European Seaway would be my bet. However I don't know if she has internal ramps.

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Discussion Board / Re: Investment at Rosslare Europort
« on: May 03, 2019, 10:18:23 PM »
She used Fishguard while Pembroke was being upgraded in the late 90s

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The News Board / Re: Irish Ferries Fleet movements
« on: April 10, 2019, 08:36:56 PM »
Due out of dry dock on Friday

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The News Board / Re: Stena Line fleet movements
« on: March 21, 2019, 07:31:36 PM »
She is in the Icarian Sea heading NE to Canakkale, Turkey.

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