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Latest P&O Ferries addition en route to Dublin [Updated]

Chartered vessel will replace 'Mistral'

Update 31.10.20 @ 14:00: STENA FORECASTER’s destination has now changed to Liverpool. She has a revised ETA of 04:00 tomorrow morning, November 1.

The replacement for MISIDA on P&O Ferries Liverpool – Dublin route is currently on her way to Dublin. STENA FORECASTER has been chartered by the company from Stena RoRo for an undisclosed period. The ship had previously been laid up in Sweden after finishing service with Stena Line earlier this year.

Prior to going P&O Ferries, STENA FORECASTER has been dry-docked at A&P Tyne (Hebburn). The ship, which like MISIDA is a Ro-Ro and therefore only has capacity for 12 drivers, has significantly more freight capacity than the vessel she replaces. It remains to be seen how much of this capacity P&O Ferries will be able to utilise given the turnaround times on the route, however.

STENA FORECASTER. Copyright© Scott Mackey.
STENA FORECASTER. Copyright© Scott Mackey.

STENA FORECASTER‘s arrival means that P&O Ferries can continue to offer a four-ship service between Dublin and Liverpool. Owner Godby Shipping already have an agreement to long-term charter MISIDA to Sea-Cargo.

Godby Shipping's MISIDA seen at Dublin on 05.07.2020. The ship has been chartered to P&O Ferries who intend to use her as a fourth vessel on their Liverpool - Dublin route. Copyright © Gordon Hislip.
Godby Shipping’s MISIDA seen at Dublin on 05.07.2020. The ship was chartered to P&O Ferries who used her as a fourth vessel on their Liverpool – Dublin route. Copyright © Gordon Hislip.

P&O Ferries has confirmed to customers that STENA FORECASTER is expected to start service this coming Monday, November 2. She joins the Dublin – Liverpool route as a fourth ship alongside NORBANK, NORBAY, and CLIPPER PENNANT. STENA FORECASTER is currently expected to arrive in Dublin tomorrow.

For more information on STENA FORECASTER, including an interior gallery and full technical data, visit her dedicated page here.

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