STENA NORDICA

Stena Nordica swings of the berth at Belfast VT4N as she starts another crossing to Cairnryan. She was covering for STENA SUPERFAST VIII which was in Belfast Dry Dock for routine maintenance. March 9th 2019. Copyright © Steven Tarbox.
Stena Nordica swings of the berth at Belfast VT4N as she starts another crossing to Cairnryan. She was covering for STENA SUPERFAST VIII which was in Belfast Dry Dock for routine maintenance. March 9th 2019. Copyright © Steven Tarbox.
STENA NORDICA is a Stena Line passenger and vehicle Ro-Pax ferry. This article contains details of her history, technical data, and photographs (inside and out). STENA NORDICA normally operates in the Baltic Sea. She was previously P&O's EUROPEAN AMBASSADOR and DFDS's MALO SEAWAYS.

Fast Facts

  • IMO Number: 9215505
  • Constructed by: Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Shimonoseki [JP] #1068
  • Also known as:
    MALO SEAWAYS, EUROPEAN AMBASSADOR
  • Passenger capacity: 447 (but limited to between 380 and 410 in service)
  • Vehicle Capacity: 375 cars OR 1949 lane metres of freight, or a combination of both
  • Current Operator: Stena Line
  • Usual Route: Karlskrona [SE] – Gdynia [PL]

Technical Data

The following is a summary of the key technical data of STENA NORDICA.  

Technical Data

STENA NORDICA

IMO Number

9215505

Design

KNUD E. HANSEN logoKnud E Hansen A/S

Building Yard

MHI logoMitsubishi Heavy Industries, Shimonoseki, Japan

Hull Number

1068

Year Completed

2000

In service

8/1/01 (P&O)
11/6/04 (Stena)

Call sign

C6RG8/2BXO2/C6EB2 (current)

Current Owner

Stena Line logoStena Line

Length overall

170m

Beam

25.82m

Draft

6m

Gross Tonnage

24,206

Machinery

  • Wartsila logoMain Engines : 2 x Wartsila 12V38 (wings) & 2 x Wartsila 18V38 (centre).
  • Daihatsu LogoAuxiliary Engines: 2 x Daihatsu 6DK-28 (1,900kW each @750 rpm).
  • Kawasaki LogoBow Thrusters: 2 x Kawasaki (1.260kW each).
  • Engine power is geared in pairs to twin 4-bladed controllable pitch propellers.

Power(Max/Pme  @ 75%)

39680kW/29700kW

Operational speed

25.7 Knots (on all 4 main engines)

Capacity

  • 447 passengers max
    (This has been limited to between 380 and 410 passengers in service, depending on the operator)
  • 1949 lane metres of freight – 122 trailers or 375 cars or a combination of both

Crew

45

Current Flag

Bahamas civil ensign flagThe Bahamas (Nassau)

Previous Operators

GNV

DFDS Seaways France

Stena Line

P&O Irish Sea

Stena Nordica seen arriving at Stena's Loch Ryan Port during her period as relief ship on the Belfast - Cairnryan route during February and March 2019. Copyright © Scott Mackey.
STENA NORDICA seen arriving at Stena’s Loch Ryan Port during her period as relief ship on the Belfast – Cairnryan route during February and March 2019. Copyright © Scott Mackey.

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