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Keel laid for Stena's first new 'E-flexer' ferry for Belfast

Keel laid for Stena's first new 'E-flexer' ferry for Belfast

The keel of Stena’s second E-Flexer (Avic Weihai #WO264) was laid last week. This is the first of the two vessels earmarked for the Belfast to Liverpool route. Meanwhile there are to be changes to the fleet on Stena’s Liverpool and Heysham freight services.

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Pride of Rathlin off Cairnryan in 1994. Copyright © Scott Mackey.
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Former ferries of NI Pt.2: From Atlantic Steam Navigation to P&O

A photographic look back at some of the ferries which have operated to or within Northern Ireland, including those which operated both for present operators and those which no longer exist. In this second part of the series we look back at the vessels of Atlantic Steam Navigation, Townsend Thoresen, Pandoro, and P&O.

An artists rendering of the new Stena E-Flexer class. All four vessels are now confirmed as earmarked for Stena's routes from Belfast. Stena Line.
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New Build: Stena E-Flexer – An overview

Overview of the forthcoming Stena E-Flexer class of RoPax passenger and freight ferries under construction in China for Stena Line, Brittany Ferries, and DFDS.

Stena Galloway departs Belfast with Stena Caledonia in the background. Taken on June 16th 1999. Copyright © Alan Geddes.
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Former ferries of NI Part 1: From Sealink to Stena Line

A photographic look back at some of the ferries which have operated to or within Northern Ireland, including those which operated both for present operators and those which no longer exist. This first part looks at Sealink, Sealink Stena, Stena Sealink, and Stena Line.

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Blast from the Past

Blast From The Past: Puffin on the North Channel!

A look back at the NORRONA on the Larne to Stranraer service as a relief vessel of Stena Sealink Line. Features articles about a rather interesting restaurant menu and a rather lengthy crossing.

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