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Re: Stena Line fleet movements Reply #2625 on: September 12, 2019, 08:03:17 AM
Stena Europe now passing Cartagena and about to enter the Alboran Sea.
Now anchored in Gibraltar with a tanker alongside. 



Re: Stena Line fleet movements Reply #2626 on: September 12, 2019, 12:21:31 PM
Has left Gibralter bound for Liverpool.



Re: Stena Line fleet movements Reply #2627 on: September 14, 2019, 10:42:35 AM
Is she heading to Birkenhead for shakedown prior to going into service.



Re: Stena Line fleet movements Reply #2628 on: September 14, 2019, 03:44:15 PM
Is she heading to Birkenhead for shakedown prior to going into service.
Shippax reporting Europe heading to Camell Laird to undergo some final works before she returns to service.



Re: Stena Line fleet movements Reply #2629 on: September 14, 2019, 03:49:19 PM
Europe at 19.7 knts in Celtic Sea approaching Lands End.

Expected into Liverpool tomorrow evening, should look well in the September sunshine.

Europe currently scheduled to return on 24 September according to live timetable.

https://www.stenalinefreight.com/timetables

Image of Europe bunkering in Gibraltar here

https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/48720990162/

« Last Edit: September 14, 2019, 03:52:30 PM by giftgrub »



Re: Stena Line fleet movements Reply #2630 on: September 15, 2019, 08:45:19 AM
Europe now at 21.5 knts and about to pass Holyhead, due in Liverpool now at 12.




Re: Stena Line fleet movements Reply #2631 on: September 15, 2019, 12:54:01 PM
Europe now at 21.5 knts and about to pass Holyhead, due in Liverpool now at 12.

I believe she is not going to Cammell Laird and instead will be berthed in Liverpool Docks. Surely if she was bound for Lairdís her ais destination would say Birkenhead instead of Liverpool?
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Re: Stena Line fleet movements Reply #2632 on: September 15, 2019, 12:56:11 PM
Just been met by Pilot boat, all will be revealed very soon.



Re: Stena Line fleet movements Reply #2633 on: September 15, 2019, 02:33:44 PM
Waiting now to enter the Gladstone Lock



Re: Stena Line fleet movements Reply #2634 on: September 15, 2019, 03:02:58 PM
She must be going for interior decoration



Re: Stena Line fleet movements Reply #2635 on: September 15, 2019, 03:03:54 PM
Better not scratch the paintwork going through the docks !



Re: Stena Line fleet movements Reply #2636 on: September 15, 2019, 03:52:39 PM
She must be going for interior decoration
Not sure the MCA would care too much about that!  Been published elsewhere that they are to sign off the work once its completed.  Its no secret that they were keeping an eye on things in Turkey either!

I have a pic on NIFS.  Cant upload here as it isn't my picture

https://www.niferry.co.uk/stena-europe-arrives-in-liverpool-to-complete-life-extension-works/
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Steve in Belfast (suburbia)

NI Ferry Site

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Re: Stena Line fleet movements Reply #2637 on: September 15, 2019, 04:28:07 PM
Could it be that Birkenhead will do the sign off work. she doesnt need drydocking especially on MES and passenger areas.



Re: Stena Line fleet movements Reply #2638 on: September 15, 2019, 05:36:19 PM
Apparently needs work on one of the engines/ propulsion system, Reports on Facebook indicate that there are issues when they go in reverse, would assume parts are fabricated and in Liverpool ready to be fitted.

Nothing wrong with it going forwards achieving over 21 knts on way to Liverpool, obviously MCA certifying to be finished and the MES to be tested, crew training and finally stores to be put onboard before it returns to service.
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Re: Stena Line fleet movements Reply #2639 on: September 15, 2019, 10:03:12 PM
Apparently needs work on one of the engines/ propulsion system, Reports on Facebook indicate that there are issues when they go in reverse, would assume parts are fabricated and in Liverpool ready to be fitted.

Nothing wrong with it going forwards achieving over 21 knts on way to Liverpool, obviously MCA certifying to be finished and the MES to be tested, crew training and finally stores to be put onboard before it returns to service.
She did also seem to have an issue with forwards at one stage of the journey as well, which would reinforce the theory something isn't quite right in terms of propulsion.  At one stage she appeared to be running on half power or less.  Wouldn't be the first time a vessel has come out of dry dock to go straight for further work.  I recall Oscar Wilde leaving H&W and heading almost straight to another shipyard instead of returning back to Rosslare a few years ago!  At least she is back in "home" waters, albeit a bit further North and East than she is used too!
Steve in Belfast (suburbia)

NI Ferry Site

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