Stena Horizon arriving in Belfast for dry-docking 15/1/16. Copyright © Steven Tarbox.

Stena Flavia is covering the Stena Irish Sea refit period this year.

Stena's Baltic Sea regular Stena Flavia arrived in Rosslare last week after a voyage directly from the Baltic.  As reported earlier by NIFS, Stena Flavia is the refit relief vessel for Stena's Irish Sea refit/dry-docking programme this year.  She will spend her refit cover period deputising for Stena Horizon on the Rosslare to Cherbourg route, allowing Stena Horizon to cover for Stena Superfast X and Stena Adventurer.  Stena Superfast X will be providing the refit cover for North Channel regulars Stena Superfast VII and VIII. All the ferries (with the exception of Stena Europe) will visit Belfast's Harland and Wolff yard following the award of a £4m contract to the firm.  This page will be updated as new photographs are uploaded.

Stena Flavia at Rosslare

Stena Flavia alongside at Rosslare following her arrival from the Baltic. Copyright © Brian Boyce.
Stena Flavia alongside at Rosslare following her arrival from the Baltic. Copyright © Brian Boyce.

 

Stena Horizon approaches Rosslare with Stena Flavia already berthed. Copyright © Larry S Ceb.
Stena Horizon approaches Rosslare with Stena Flavia already berthed. Copyright © Larry S Ceb.

 

Stena Horizon approaches Rosslare with Stena Flavia already berthed. Copyright © Larry S Ceb.
Stena Horizon approaches Rosslare with Stena Flavia already berthed. Copyright © Larry S Ceb.

 

Stena Horizon approaches Rosslare with Stena Flavia already berthed. Copyright © Larry S Ceb.
Stena Horizon prepares to swing in order to go astern into Rosslare with Stena Flavia already berthed. Copyright © Larry S Ceb.

 

Stena Horizon approaches Rosslare with Stena Flavia already berthed. Copyright © Larry S Ceb.
Stena Horizon alongside Stena Flavia at Rosslare. Copyright © Larry S Ceb.

 

(L to R) Stena Horizon, Stena Flavia, and Stena Europe together at Rosslare Europort on 14th January 2016. Stena Line
(L to R) Stena Horizon, Stena Flavia, and Stena Europe together at Rosslare Europort on 14th January 2016. Stena Line

Stena Horizon in Belfast

Stena Horizon arrives at Belfast for her dry-docking. Copyright © Steven Tarbox.
Stena Horizon arrives at Belfast for her dry-docking on the morning of 15/1/16. Copyright © Steven Tarbox.

 

Stena Horizon pictured at Harland and Wolff's Belfast dry-dock undergoing refit in January 2016. Stena Line.
Stena Horizon pictured at Harland and Wolff's Belfast dry-dock undergoing refit in January 2016. Stena Line.

 

Stena Horizon in dry-dock at Belfast, January 2016. Copyright © Scott Mackey
Stena Horizon in dry-dock at Belfast, January 2016. Copyright © Scott Mackey.

 

Stena Horizon in dry-dock at Belfast, January 2016. Copyright © Scott Mackey.
Stena Horizon in dry-dock at Belfast, January 2016. Copyright © Scott Mackey.

 

Stena Horizon in dry-dock at Belfast, January 2016. Copyright © Scott Mackey.
Stena Horizon in dry-dock at Belfast, January 2016. Copyright © Scott Mackey.

 

Stena Horizon in dry-dock at Belfast, January 2016. Copyright © Scott Mackey.
Stena Horizon in dry-dock at Belfast, January 2016. Copyright © Scott Mackey.

 

Stena Horizon in dry-dock at Belfast, January 2016. Copyright © Scott Mackey.
Stena Horizon in dry-dock at Belfast, January 2016. Copyright © Scott Mackey.

 

Stena Horizon in the Belfast Dry Dock. Copyright © Adam McKendry.
Stena Horizon in the Belfast Dry Dock. Copyright © Adam McKendry.

Stena Superfast X in Belfast

Stena Superfast VII and Stena Superfast X meet outside Belfast. Stena Line.
Stena Superfast VII and Stena Superfast X meet outside Belfast. Stena Line.

 

Stena Superfast VII (outbound) and Stena Superfast X pass in Belfast Lough. Stena Line.
Stena Superfast VII (outbound) and Stena Superfast X pass in Belfast Lough. Stena Line.

 

Stena Superfast VII (outbound) and Stena Superfast X pass in Belfast Lough. Stena Line.
Stena Superfast VII (outbound) and Stena Superfast X pass in Belfast Lough. Stena Line.

 

Stena Superfast X approaches Belfast on her maiden arrival. Stena Line
Stena Superfast X approaches Belfast on her maiden arrival. Stena Line

 

Stena Superfast X approaches Belfast on her maiden arrival. Stena Line
Stena Superfast X approaches Belfast on her maiden arrival. Stena Line.

 

Stena Lagan approaches inbound Stena Superfast X on 3/2/16. Stena Line
Stena Lagan approaches inbound Stena Superfast X on 3/2/16. Stena Line.

 

Stena Lagan and Stena Superfast X pass 3/2/16. Stena Line
Stena Lagan and Stena Superfast X pass 3/2/16. Stena Line

Stena Adventurer

Stena Adventurer whilst dry-docked at Harland and Wolff 2016. Copyright © Robbie Dennehy.
Stena Adventurer whilst dry-docked at Harland and Wolff 2016. Copyright © Robbie Dennehy.

 

Stena Adventurer stabiliser fin. Taken whilst dry-docked at Harland and Wolff 2016. Copyright © Robbie Dennehy.
Stena Adventurer stabiliser fin. Taken whilst dry-docked at Harland and Wolff 2016. Copyright © Robbie Dennehy.

 

Stena Adventurer dry-docked at Harland and Wolff 2016. Copyright © Robbie Dennehy.
Stena Adventurer dry-docked at Harland and Wolff 2016. Copyright © Robbie Dennehy.

 

Stena Adventurer's bow thrusters receiving some attention whilst dry-docked at Harland and Wolff 2016. Copyright © Robbie Dennehy.
Stena Adventurer's bow thrusters receiving some attention whilst dry-docked at Harland and Wolff 2016. Copyright © Robbie Dennehy.

 

Stena Adventurer rudder whilst dry-docked at Harland and Wolff 2016. Copyright © Robbie Dennehy.
Stena Adventurer rudder whilst dry-docked at Harland and Wolff 2016. Copyright © Robbie Dennehy.

NIFS would like to thank (in no particular order) Diane Poole @ Stena Line, Scott Mackey, Robbie Dennehy, Larry Sheridan, and Rosslare Maritime Enthusiasts (particularly Brian Boyce) for their help and input into this feature.

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