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‘Stena Hibernia’ to dry-dock during January with Birkenhead ferry to cover

Stena Line’s Heysham – Belfast freight ferry STENA HIBERNIA is expected to dry dock early in the new year. According to Belfast Harbour booking, she will arrive at Harland & Wolff on January 2.  

SEATRUCK PANORAMA will move across from the Belfast – Liverpool route to cover the Heysham route in the absence of Hibernia.  

Belfast Harbour booking also suggests that STENA MERSEY may cover SEATRUCK PANORAMA’s shoulder sailing on January 3, though this has not yet appeared on the Stena Line timetable. 

The chartered freighter SEATRUCK PANORAMA and STENA MERSEY seen together at 12 Quays, Birkenhead. © David Faerder.
The chartered freighter SEATRUCK PANORAMA and STENA MERSEY seen together at 12 Quays, Birkenhead. © David Faerder.

Stena’s newest ferry, STENA EMBLA, is currently forecast to arrive in Belfast on January 2.  This, however, may be subject to change.  

The new Belfast – Liverpool ferry had been expected to arrive at Algeciras, Spain, earlier this evening.  Instead, she is in a holding pattern off the Spanish coast at the time of writing.

Steven Tarbox

Steven is a ferry enthusiast from Belfast in Northern Ireland. He founded what was then NI Ferry Site in 2014. Since then the site has grown from nothing to an average of over 43k pageviews per month in 2020.
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