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Stena Line fleet movements

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The Stena Nordica is to be withdrawn from the Karlskrona - Gdynia route on October 20th due to falling demand for freight caused by the global slowdown.
It is expected that after its own overhaul it will head for Rosslare to take up the Fishguard route to cover the Stena Europe while its in Belfast for refit.
The rumour is that the Stena Nordica may replace the Stena Caladonia at Belfast when the Stena Europe returns to Rosslare.
Word is that the Stena Europe is earmarked for replacment sometime in 2010.

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There has been talk of Stena Europe going for a while....

Willbe great to see the Nordica (P&O's Ex-European Ambassador) back on the Irish Sea...

Also, there is talk that Celtic Link are going to put the Diplomat on charter, but no word on where or if she will be replaced...

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Further to above , Stena recently announced that The Stena Nordica will operate the Rosslare - Fishguard service from november 4th - 11th and will replace the Stena Seatrader on Dun Laoghrie - Holyhead service on november 12th

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seems that Stena still belive Irish market situation,...  even economical news tell something else, nowadays....  
Anyway ships are so much easier move than market itself ;)
Last Edit: October 25, 2008, 05:56:51 PM by Hagar

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Stena have just anounced a new a new timetable for the Dun Laoghire - Holyhead service , hav'nt seen it yey but I believe its 4 sailings each way daily with conventional ferries and one round trip daily for the HSS including the summer months

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The new timetable comes into effect on March 15th, Holyhead to Dublin departures will be at 0230, 0820 1350 and 2130 with returns at 0215 0820, 1600 and 2115. The HSS roundtrip is at 1025 from Holyhead and 1330 from Dun Laoghaire.

Nordica enters service on Tuesday.

EDIT: Was researching some information for the site and found some onboard pictures here.
Last Edit: November 09, 2008, 10:00:39 PM by admin

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There is a rumor that the Stena Nautica will replace the Stena Europe on the Rosslare - Frisguard service when the two newbuilds enter service.

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The Stena Nordica has returned to Dublin - Holyhead from refit cover on Rosslare - Fishguard and has been reflagged under the red ensign.

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Found this picture of the Stena Nordica loading at Rosslare.

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The Stena Transporter is to be withdrawn from the Harwich - Rotterdam service and will make its last sailing on 28th Febuary , it will then take up the Dublin - Holyhead service from 2nd - 14th March to provide refit cover for the Stena Adventurer.
On completeing cover for Stena Adventurer , the Stena Transporter will head to Rotterdam to be laid up until a decission is made on its future deployment.
The plan is that the Stena Nordica will cover the Stena Adventurer's timetable and the Stena Transporter will cover the Stena Nordica's timetable.
Last Edit: February 11, 2009, 04:20:00 PM by colin

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As stated else where the Stena Voyager and Stena Caledonia are to be withdrawn from the Belfast - Stranrear service and replaced by two newbuild ro-pax ferries.
 Below the Stena Voyager leaving Stranrear for Belfast.

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And below the Stena Caledonia by Harry Cragall

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If I'm not mistaken the Stena Caledonia is the last of the former Sealink ships still with Stena Line.

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Below an artists impression of one of the two new ro-pax vessels for Stena Lines Belfast - Cairnryan service , they will be identical sisters.

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The Stena Lynx III is due to depart Dublin port tonight at 2200 , dont know where its going but its due back at the end of the month , refit maybe?