Stena Line vessels recognised for safe operations
An unprecedented nine Stena Line ferries operating on the Irish Sea have received the prestigious Jones F. Devlin Award from the Chamber of Shipping of America (CSA), acknowledging the skills and dedication of the men and women responsible for safe vessel operations.
According to the CSA, the Jones F. Devlin Awards publicly recognise ‘outstanding achievement’, exemplifying ‘devotion to duty and to the principles of maritime safety, which is worthy of the highest commendation.”
This year, eight Stena Line ferries on the Irish Sea, along with a ninth ship operating on the Gdynia to Karlskrona route have been recognised for operating between two and five consecutive years without a lost-time accident.
The awarded ferries, including eight that operate on the Irish Sea are:
- Stena Superfast VIII on the Belfast to Cairnryan route
- Stena Precision, Stena Mersey, Stena Lagan and Stena Forerunner on the Belfast to Liverpool route
- Stena Performer on the Belfast to Heysham route
- Stena Adventurer on the Dublin to Holyhead route
- Stena Horizon on the Rosslare to Cherbourg route
- Stena Baltica on the Gdynia to Karlskrona route
Bjarne Koitrand, Technical Operations Director at Stena Line said: “Safety for our passengers and employees always comes first at Stena Line, and forms a very important part of the Stena Line Group’s strategy for a sustainable future. This achievement reaffirms the positive trend we have seen in the Lost-Time-Injury-Frequency during the last years.”
More information on the company’s sustainability overview “A Sustainable Journey” can be viewed at www.stenaline.com/en-GB-corp/our-sustainable-journey.