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Re: Stena Line fleet movements Reply #2655 on: September 22, 2019, 04:32:46 PM
Europe is expected back in service tomorrow evening, returning in place of the Nordica on the 18.10 sailing to Fishguard, assuming no further hiccups !

Still saying Tuesday on the Stena Line Freight Live Timetable, but was taking this evenings sailing according to the booking engine.  I wouldn't be surprised to see STENA NORDICA taking this evenings sailing, but then I wouldn't be that surprised to see Europe either.  A case of wait and see I guess but it would be that unusual for a vessel to take more than 24 hours to return to service after a long refit, never mind after over 6 months off service.

Hearing some limited interior work has been done, but don't expect a huge transformation.  She was in pretty good condition anyhow, and the moaning comments online during her absence perhaps prove how well suited she was already.

https://www.niferry.co.uk/stena-europe-leaves-liverpool/
Steve in Belfast (suburbia)

NI Ferry Site

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Re: Stena Line fleet movements Reply #2656 on: September 22, 2019, 07:50:31 PM
Nordica took the 18.00 sailing to Fishguard this evening, Europe remains on berth in Rosslare, now we wait to see when it returns to service.

I would say the Nordica and her crew have done a great job covering the route but it is no replacement for the Europe when it comes to the passenger spaces and room onboard.

I think at this stage both crew and passengers are looking forward to the Europe’s imminent return to service.




Re: Stena Line fleet movements Reply #2657 on: September 22, 2019, 08:00:37 PM
Stena Nordica is doing tonight's crossing!

Presumably she will soon be off to other pastures. The Nordica is a great little ambassador (pun) for Stena. They seem to just throw her on any crossing or charter and she does what is expected of her. I can't ever remember her having any technical issues. I wish her and her crew all the best wherever her next sailings may be.



Re: Stena Line fleet movements Reply #2658 on: September 22, 2019, 09:58:23 PM
Stena Nordica is doing tonight's crossing!

Presumably she will soon be off to other pastures. The Nordica is a great little ambassador (pun) for Stena. They seem to just throw her on any crossing or charter and she does what is expected of her. I can't ever remember her having any technical issues. I wish her and her crew all the best wherever her next sailings may be.

Her regular route is Karlskrona-Gdynia



Re: Stena Line fleet movements Reply #2659 on: September 22, 2019, 10:25:47 PM
Could either extended Mersey or Lagan replace Horizon?

Help grow without too much risk



Re: Stena Line fleet movements Reply #2660 on: September 23, 2019, 03:44:55 PM
What is going on with Europe? Still moored in Rosslare whilst Nordica is operating the FIshguard route? Any indication as to when Europe will be back on the route, I have a booking for the 5th October, hoping it will be back on the route by then



Re: Stena Line fleet movements Reply #2661 on: September 23, 2019, 07:49:32 PM
Probably Wednesday



Re: Stena Line fleet movements Reply #2662 on: September 23, 2019, 08:12:19 PM
What is going on with Europe? Still moored in Rosslare whilst Nordica is operating the FIshguard route? Any indication as to when Europe will be back on the route, I have a booking for the 5th October, hoping it will be back on the route by then
They can’t just throw her in to service as soon as she returns after 6 months absence.  Could be crew familiarisation still to be done, stores taken on, etc.  Now is the time to do everything before the relief vessel returns to the Baltic.
Steve in Belfast (suburbia)

NI Ferry Site

Flickr: www.flickr.com/tarbyonline



Re: Stena Line fleet movements Reply #2663 on: September 24, 2019, 01:00:49 PM
Return pushed out till tomorrow evening again based on Stena website.

Very clearly not the planned re-stocking etc (which was why she stopped at Liverpool on her way back) and obviously something unforeseen has arisen that they’re struggling to resolve



Re: Stena Line fleet movements Reply #2664 on: September 24, 2019, 03:35:44 PM
Weather Cancelation tonight.



Re: Stena Line fleet movements Reply #2665 on: September 24, 2019, 06:11:45 PM
Weather Cancelation tonight.

Not Stena... Isle of Inishmore is cancelled for a roundtrip supposedly due to the weather 🤔



Re: Stena Line fleet movements Reply #2666 on: September 24, 2019, 07:10:06 PM
Weather Cancelation tonight.

Not Stena... Isle of Inishmore is cancelled for a roundtrip supposedly due to the weather 🤔

Yeats delaying departure out of Dublin till 10 tonight. Weather being blamed also. Guessing they’re trying to avoid the high seas forecast for early part of the night



Re: Stena Line fleet movements Reply #2667 on: September 24, 2019, 07:59:33 PM
Return pushed out till tomorrow evening again based on Stena website.

Very clearly not the planned re-stocking etc (which was why she stopped at Liverpool on her way back) and obviously something unforeseen has arisen that they’re struggling to resolve
We can speculate until the cows come home to be fair!

She isn’t running tonight, but the higher freight capacity Nordica is with Inishmore off service mind!  Worked out well (for Stena) that!
Steve in Belfast (suburbia)

NI Ferry Site

Flickr: www.flickr.com/tarbyonline



Re: Stena Line fleet movements Reply #2668 on: September 24, 2019, 10:16:37 PM
Europe has had a couple of runs overnight and this evening to leave a berth free for the Nordica and has a good burst of speed with some tight turns, looks like the crew have been giving it a good workout.

Europe on live timetable to return to service tomorrow on the 18.00 sailing to Fishguard. (Fingers crossed)
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Re: Stena Line fleet movements Reply #2669 on: September 25, 2019, 12:31:13 PM
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