STENA FORERUNNER is the temporary dedicated Belfast to Birkenhead freight vessel. She is one of three Stena 4-Runner MkII freight vessels built for Stena RoRo in China. In these pictures we get a rare glimpse inside a vessel which normally only gets seen by freight drivers and her own crew.
A series of images taken onboard the Seatruck-owned Stena Line Irish Sea freighter STENA PRECISION, sister-ship of STENA PERFORMER, SEATRUCK POWER, and SEATRUCK PROGRESS. Includes accommodation as well as freight decks and wheelhouse photographs.
Having been invited aboard by Senior Master, Captain Stephen Millar, I boarded the Stena Lagan on a bright November afternoon with my companion for the visit, Scott Mackey, passing a very full looking Stena Performer berthed at VT1. After introducing ourselves at the guest services desk in the lobby, we were escorted to the crew quarters by the Chief Officer in order to meet Captain Millar. After coffee in the tidy and modern looking crew mess area, we joined Captain Millar on the bridge. I am still taken aback by how spacious the bridges on these modern vessels are compared to the older generations! Captain Millar is certainly very knowledgeable and experienced, and was only too happy to talk about his experiences on his current ship and others. We spotted Stena Superfast VIII swinging off her berth at VT4, and having seen our attempts to take some photos through the ... Read more