Stena Embla on second leg of delivery voyage

By: Steven Tarbox
STENA EMBLA alongside at Weihai. © CMI Jinling Weihai Shipyard
STENA EMBLA alongside at Weihai. © CMI Jinling Weihai Shipyard

The third of Stena Line’s E-Flexer ferries, STENA EMBLA, left Singapore earlier this week for the second leg of her delivery voyage to the Irish Sea.

STENA EMBLA left Singapore anchorage at around midday local time on Tuesday, December 8. She had arrived at the port at around 17:45 local time the previous evening. While there, she took on bunkers from the bunkering tanker CHWNTEK 5.

The brand-new ship will start service between Belfast and Liverpool during February according to Stena’s latest interim report. She is currently crossing the Indian Ocean/Bay of Bengal towards Sri Lanka.

Cote D’Opale 75% complete

DFDS posted an update on its sole E-Flexer last week. CÔTE D’OPALE is said to be 75% complete and is expected to replace CALAIS SEAWAYS on the Dover – Calais route next summer. The vessel, which is unique in the E-Flexer series, is expected to undertake sea trials during April.

E-Flexer number 5, DFDS’s COTE D”OPALE undergoing fitting out at Weihai, China. DFDS

Following the delivery of COTE D’OPALE, the next ship in the series to be delivered will be Brittany Ferries SALAMANCA. While similar to GALICIA, SALAMANCA will be the first LNG-fuelled E-Flexer. For information on GALICIA, see our special feature here.

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