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Stena Line Dry Dock update / temporary timetable change

By: Steven Tarbox
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STENA PERFORMER in Harland and Wolff's Belfast Dry Dock, April 2017. Copyright © Scott Mackey.
STENA PERFORMER in Harland and Wolff's Belfast Dry Dock, April 2017. Copyright © Scott Mackey.

Stena Performer entered Harland and Wolff’s Belfast Dry Dock this morning, re-commencing Stena Line’s Irish Sea refit program for 2017. Sister-ship Stena Precision will follow once Stena Performer has finished. Stena Precision is due back in service on the 2nd of May so I assume Performer will not dry dock until around the 20th.

Stena Hibernia in Belfast Lough.
Stena Hibernia in Belfast Lough. Copyright © Steven Tarbox.

Birkenhead service timetable change

For the duration of this final dry dock period, there will be no Belfast to Birkenhead freight shoulder service.  However, Stena Lagan and Stena Mersey will operate a full timetable of 2 daily sailings each way. This includes on Mondays when normally there is only one sailing each way with the vessels laying over in the morning/afternoon.  Stena Hibernia will work the Belfast-Heysham freight service opposite whichever of the 2 FSG sister ships is not in dry dock for the duration.

Title image: Stena Performer in drydock April 2017.  Copyright © Scott Mackey