The Rathlin Island Ferry will be operating a reduced service this coming week, as the passenger catamaran RATHLIN EXPRESS will be in dry dock.
A quick check of the P&O timetable from next weekend (when EUROPEAN SEAWAY had previously been displayed as in service from Larne) indicates that she will NOT now be in service.
Last year Stena announced a newbuild contract of four RoPax ferry vessels with a planned delivery schedule during 2019 and 2020. The contract also contains an option for another four vessels to be ordered. The four vessels are being built at the AVIC Shipyard in China and the plan is to locate the vessels on the Irish Sea, specifically on Stena Line’s routes to and from its expanding Belfast hub.
Part 2 of our photo feature on the 2017 Stena Line Irish Sea refit period featuring Stena Nordica (on refit relief duties), Stena Superfast VII, Stena Superfast VIII, Stena Precision, and Stena Performer.