All Stena sailings to and from Cairnryan from this mornings 07:30 departures have been cancelled due to an incident involving the berth at Cairnryan and Stena Superfast VII (according to the Stena UK& IE twitter account). Tomorrows sailings until the 23:30 are also cancelled – the 23:30 will operate subject to repairs having been carried out in time.
Adverse weather is also causing problems with the Birkenhead route, with AIS indicating that Stena Mersey is still in Birkenhead, Stena Feronia is in the Mersey (so no ship in Belfast to operate tonights departure it would seem), Stena Hibernia is also well on her way, and Stena Precision left Belfast tonight with a destination of Birkenhead. It looks like theres nothing Stena wise leaving Belfast tonight.
Passengers are advised to call Stena on +44 (0) 8705 755 755 for the latest updates and information.
EDIT: Stena Mersey has just left Birkenhead for Belfast.
The following is the Stena twitter statement in full:
“During a scheduled docking procedure at Loch Ryan Port (Cairnryan) earlier today (06.00, Tue Dec 9), Stena Line’s Superfast VII vessel made contact with the fenders which has resulted in the ship remaining moored at the port while a full inspection is carried out. There were no injuries to customers or staff and all car and freight traffic disembarked safely from the ship as normal.
All relevant port and marine authorities have been contacted as part of Stena Line’s standard operating procedures. As a result of the ongoing inspection of the ship and port facility, today’s Stena Line sailings 07.30, 11.30 ,15.30 and 19.30 from Belfast and Cairnryan have been cancelled with passengers being transferred to alternative sailings. All affected customers have been contacted”